crack house


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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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Following a drugs raid, police in Norton closed the crack house in Lune Road in the town.
She said: "By securing both the injunction and the crack house closure residents should feel a significant impact from our work.
It appeared that van was a crack house on wheels," Lt.
Gary's co-star Todd Bridges - has a string of arrests for ramming his friend's car, allegedly stabbing a boarder at his home, bomb threats and shooting a man at an LA crack house.
As author Chris Bohjalian and his wife lay face down on a Brooklyn pavement outside a crack house that had just been raided by the police, they came to the conclusion that it was time to relocate to New England.
I thought I had found a good place to sleep that night but ended up at what could only be described as an upscale crack house.
A similar story comes from Pacoima, California, where Yvonne Chan, founder of the Vaughn Learning Center (a charter school where the mostly minority student body is required to wear uniforms), repeatedly asked the police to shut down a crack house located adjacent to the school.
As CEO of the Banana Kelley Community Improvement Association, Rivera runs an agency that has rehabilitated over 2,000 apartments, planted vegetable gardens, and even rebuilt a crack house into a boarding school.
a crack house must be identified by neighborhood surveillance as a crack house]; it must impinge on the quality of life in the area; and police must be able to independently verify the problems.
On June 25, 1990, an interview of the index patient, a bisexual female crack user with secondary syphilis, identified three sex partners, three high-risk associates(*), and the location of a crack house (i.
According to Palmer, this structure was a gang controlled crack house and the source of crime in the immediate neighborhood.
She said: "She was born a crack baby and actually lived in a crack house and suffered a lot of abuse.
A CITY crack house which made residents' lives a misery was shut down by police.