street pusher

street pusher

slang Low-level drug dealers who sell directly to customers in public, as on street corners. I was a street pusher for a number of years, as it was the only work anyone could get in our neighborhood at the time. You're never going to wipe out drugs in this city if you're only arresting junkies and street pushers.
See also: pusher, street

street pusher

n. a drug dealer who works at the retail level on the streets. It’s the street pushers who take the risk and end up doing a few months in the pen.
See also: pusher, street
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As Josh Constine, writing on techcrunch.com, said, "The new format could further addict publishers to Facebook, giving it the leverage of a street pusher."
Prosecutor Timothy Cray told Southwark crown court: "If the street pusher is like a market trader, this group were the Tesco."
Our probe exposes mid-level supplier Alex "Sanny" McConville - who uses a sandwich shop as a front - and crack cocaine street pusher Wayne Domourad.
Although Shaft does not kill the street pusher, his actions nonetheless fulfill the desire of the white majority to limit, if not eliminate, an undesirable element of the black minority.
The law enforcers could then repeat the cycle by arresting another street pusher and finding his source of illegal drugs, he added.
'Get another street pusher and continue the cycle,' he added.
'We will try to give them advice but at the same time ipa-process natin sila 'yung normal process gaya ng ginagawa natin sa street pusher or drug users para pantay-pantay tayo.'
The operation was hatched following the arrest earlier of two suspected street pushers identified only by aliases, 'Alvin' and 'Nonoy.'
Police officials told The Manila Bulletin that the limited capability of the PNP also serves as an answer to the question on why the war on drugs has only yielded what critics describe as the "small fry", or street pushers and drug users.
Instead of killing street pushers, the Philippine National Police and Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency must exhaust efforts to arrest them, so they can lead to the big-time suppliers of illegal drugs.
Too, police buy-busts began to net shabu by the kilos from the usual handful of sachets from street pushers. At a parallel House inquiry the other day Morales and Martinez reiterated finding nothing suspicious in x-ray images of the lifters.
Albayalde added that the drug war will also be 'relentless' in monitoring the whereabouts of drug users, street pushers and surrenderers.
And it is a fallacy to believe that legalisation would put paid to the street pushers. They would simply carry on their trade by undercutting any new commercial price.
He said the current trend for addicts and street pushers was to gather in smaller groups for short periods to avoid detection.
Her mum Gail said street pushers had fed her daughter's habit for years.