street pusher

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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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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.
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.
But Laurence Flanagan and David Dillon and their networks of couriers and street pushers was no match for police or the public.
Instead, they are organized, frequently as drug mules or small-scale street pushers, by criminals from Nigeria, Togo, Ghana, Cote d'Ivoire, and Guinea Bissau.
It is then taken by couriers to Dublin where it is distributed by smaller dealers and street pushers.
More than 1,300 suspected drug dealers have been arrested, and police chiefs today pledged to continue to "harass and disrupt" street pushers.
The drugs, all believed to be Class A, were found by detectives from the anti-drugs squad Operation Middlemarket - which targets so-called "mid-level" dealers who supply street pushers - after joint work by West Midlands and Warwickshire police forces.
Ang street pushers kaya na ng PNP yan, (If I were the PDEA, their should concentrate on the big time drug lords, they should not go after those who sell in sachets or in kilos.