crack house


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crack house

A building, often one that is run-down, where crack and other drugs are commonly sold and used. I'd steer clear of that place on the corner—it really looks like a crack house.
See also: crack, house

crack house

n. a house or dwelling where crack (sense 7) is sold and used. (Drugs.) In one dilapidated neighborhood, there is a crack house on every block.
See also: crack, house
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Under the order the crack house - which is the term used for any house used for drug activity - is off limits and anyone entering it will be arrested.
Speaking after the case, Guisborough Neighbourhood Policing Sergeant Danny Demoily said: "I've worked on six different crack house closures and this has been by far the most disturbing because of the vulnerability of the residents.
SHUT: Police deliver crack house Closure Notices on Norton Road that they had raided earlier
Under the order the crack house - which is the term used for any house used for drug activity - is off-limits and anyone entering it will be arrested.
Another neighbour was shocked to hear that he had been living so close to a suspected crack house without even realising.
A CRACK house which had become the bane of residents in Stockton has been closed by police.
A Sandwell Council-owned flat in the street was the scene of the borough's first "crack house closure" 12 months ago, with police using new powers under the 2003 Anti-Social Behaviour Act.
Liverpool has imposed 95 anti-social behaviour orders over the past year, used special powers to close a notorious crack house, imposed eight orders banning gangs congregating and intimidating locals, and ``led the way'' in clearing the streets of untaxed or abandoned cars.
CLEVELAND Police have shut down a Teesside crack house.
A CRACK house which has brought misery to residents in a town centre street has been shut by police.
While on the subject, I would like to praise the young man, Carl John, for putting together the film Crack House shown on TV last week.
The crack house closure was carried out by police in St Aidan's Drive, Middlesbrough yesterday.
The operation in Pallister Park started lastweekwith a crack house raid backed by mounted police and air support.
In the East Middlesbrough neighbourhood policing area, actions include three crack house closures, 17 ASBOs issued and 191 properties given Smartwater anti-burglary treatment.
Police officers have used a crack house closure order to shut the Bay View Hotel, in Newcomen Terrace, for eight weeks.