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  • Q: Current price of Heroin?

    Does anyone know what the current price range is for a kilo of heroin?... fairly high quality.

    I'd like both the US dollar and Euro prices if you have them.

    I tried Google but it's hard to get a straight answer.

    I hear the price has gone way down is recent yrs.

    Thanks.

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    ( Formerly "stvnlra" )

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    Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

    I don't know if its sold in Kilos. This article uses "Decks" and "bricks":

    http://www.usdoj.gov/dea/pubs/states...nwk030507.html

    Search: confistcated+heroin+street value
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    • #3
      Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

      Currently a kilo trades hands for approximately $60,000. A deck is a pound. A kilo (or a "key", as we used to say, is approximately $125,000, a kilo being 2.2 lbs.). That's basically what medium-grade smack goes for these days.

      What changes it is the market itself, the scarcity of dope or otherwise, and the quality of the junk. For Euros, find an on-line exchange rate meter and run the numbers.

      And don't say that I told you.

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      • #4
        Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

        Wow! We're in the wrong business.

        Google converts money if you search: "60,000 dollars to euros" it replies:
        60000 U.S. dollars = 38326.4133 Euros

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        • #5
          Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

          The dollar's very weak, hence the strength of the pound and the Euro.

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          • #6
            Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

            Damn...I'm so overpaying for my sh*t.
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            • #7
              Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

              Thanks for the help.

              I'm thinking about a "stolen drugs" thriller & wanted a current ballpark figure. The value doesn't figure prominently in the plot (yet), just background info. Nice to know for char motivation.

              Online articles are mostly outdated & I don't trust police's calculations of "street value". Most of those figures are BS. Cops tend to overestimate their haul, esp Marijuana.

              I'm more familiar with MJ. I live in CA & we have a lively trade out here. Everyone knows someone who knows someone who slings dope. It's easier to get an idea of what an oz or a QP goes for & extrapolate from there. Smack is a little tougher to accurately price.

              I was hoping someone had done some recent research for a script or was generally more informed about the demimonde.

              "Trust your stuff." -- Dave Righetti, Pitching Coach

              ( Formerly "stvnlra" )

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              • #8
                Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

                Having spent some time in that shadowy corridor in my wayward youth, I'm now writing a novel that deals with something that happened to me--some unfinished business, in fact--way back then. I'm very conversant with the drug trade of the 60s (down to prices and such), and somewhat knowledgeable about it now, though it's a very different kind of business these days.

                It's very tough to be a dealer of any magnitude without gangs or conglomerates getting involved. Back in the day we got our grass via Mexico or South America, but grew our own in a field in upstate New York, processed it in the East Village, and sold it for $20/ounce.

                Acid was, for us, wholesaled at 5ยข per tab of Owsley purple, which were then sold for $20 per tab on the street. That is, until our man in San Francisco was found in bits and pieces in the Bay.

                But that's another story.

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                • #9
                  Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

                  This is the one drug I refuse to discuss.
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                  • #10
                    Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

                    And, believe it or not, that is the one drug I refused to take.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

                      Just think, we could trade a couple of kilos of this stuff and make more than we probably would writing a script.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

                        Lots more. I'll be your agent: 15% and we're solid.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

                          Originally posted by Jake Schuster View Post
                          Lots more. I'll be your agent: 15% and we're solid.
                          20%

                          You can be my protection too when we go to meetings with rival gangs.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

                            Originally posted by Jake Schuster View Post
                            That is, until our man in San Francisco was found in bits and pieces in the Bay.

                            But that's another story.


                            I wanna hear that story!

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                            • #15
                              Re: Q: Current price of Heroin?

                              I just want to say I am now officially amazed by (and slightly scared of) Jake.
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