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narcotics

n. 1) techinically, drugs which dull the senses. 2) a popular generic term for drugs which cannot be legally possessed, sold, or transported except for medicinal uses for which a physician or dentist's prescription is required. Among these "controlled substances" are heroin, cocaine, L.S.D., opium, methamphetamine ("speed"), angel dust, hashish, and numereous chemically-designed hallucinagenics, as well as drugs with a legitimate medical use such as morphine. Dealing in any of these narcotics is a felony (subject to a prison term) under both state and federal laws, although mere use may be a misdemeanor. Marijuana is also an illicit narcotic, but possession of small amounts for personal use is a misdemeanor in most states. (See: controlled substance, speed, pot)

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I ate some bread and some fruit; then, remembering the narcotic mixed with the water I had drunk, I would not touch that which was placed on the table, but filled my glass at a marble fountain fixed in the wall over my dressing table.
QUETTA -- Levies force arrested six narcotic sellers and recovered 2.5 kg chars and a pistol from their possession in an encounter during operation against narcotics sellers in Chaman area of Killa Abdullah district on Tuesday.
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28 (Petra)--The Anti-Narcotics Department (AND) personnel arrested 13 drug dealers and promoters across the Kingdom with large quantities of drugs in their possession, and foiled an attempt to smuggle 35,000 narcotic pills through a vehicle.
KARACHI -- City police chief Additional IG Karachi Dr Amir Shaikh has ordered all the zonal police chiefs of the city to take action against narcotic dens in their respective areas.
An year-wise data regarding seizures issued by Narcotics Control Division on Thursday revealed that the year 2011 witnessed seizures of 107 MT narcotics, one MT precursor chemicals and 76 MT narcotics in 2012, 130 MT narcotic and 120 MT precursor chemicals in 2013, in 2014, 158 MT narcotics and 101 MT precursor chemicals, and 205 MT narcotics and 5 MT precursor chemicals in 2015.
The visit aimed to discuss the organizational control measures applied on importation and distribution of the narcotic substances subjected to the international control in the Sultanate , as well as reviewing the current status of trafficking and abuse of narcotic and psychotropic substances.
Vienna, Mar 16 (BNA): Southern Governor, member of National Anti-narcotics Committee also Head of Together to Fight Combat Violence and Addiction Programme (Ma'an), Shaikh Abdullah bin Rashid Al Khalifa, has led Bahrain's delegation to the opening of the 59th Session of the UN Commission on Narcotic Drug held on 13 March 2016.