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Straw purchase

Posted by ESC on July 17, 2005

STRAW PURCHASE - A person with a clean record buying a gun and then selling it. "'.They pick straws who have valid ID, no record, and a steady employment history, in case the gun dealer checks.'" From "The Devil's Corner" by Lisa Scottoline (HarperCollins Publishers , Page 13.

CRACK -- "Most cocaine decreased when it was cooked, by mixing it with water, baking soda, and a cutting agent like mannitol, and stirring until oil formed on the water's surface. The oil would be cooled on ice, so it crystallized to form rocks. The crackling sound the mixture made when it was boiled gave the drug its name. Crack." From "The Devil's Corner" by Lisa Scottoline (HarperCollins Publishers , Page 12.