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August 19, 2009

Is That Cocaine on Your Dollar Bill?

Posted: 11:20 AM ET

By Nick Madigan via The Baltimore Sun

Everybody knows that once a bank note has passed through a few hands, it’s not the cleanest thing in the world.

What you might not know is that, in addition to germs, grime and other visitors, the bills in your wallet probably contain cocaine.

Although such traces have been reported in the past, a scientists’ group said Monday that cocaine is present in up to 90 percent of the paper money in the United States, particularly in large cities such as Baltimore, Boston and Detroit.

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eJay   August 19th, 2009 11:45 am ET

Since we are a nation of drug heads, I believe it is 90% cocaine and the other ten percent is meth.


Ted   August 19th, 2009 12:03 pm ET

Great, how much is a dollar bill worth with cocaine on it?


Shiavona   August 19th, 2009 1:43 pm ET

I can just hear it now..." Maybe I'm testing Positive for Cocaine because I handle money"! How Many Drug Felons will use that as an excuse?!?!


Cocovelvet   August 19th, 2009 7:25 pm ET

........ofcourse I'm not surprised that this could be the case coz druggies use those notes to collect together the powder stuff before they finally sniff it off from the table tops or whatever surface they always put it in, as I've always seen in movies.......GEEZZZ!!! SO EVERYBODY HAS ALREADY COME ACROSS COCAINE IN THEIR LIFES WITHOUT THEIR DEAR KNOWLEDGE !!???.......AMAZING !!!!...


Kay EM   August 19th, 2009 9:19 pm ET

Larry, Obama haters will never let him succeed. THAT'S what all the ruckus is about! It's not about health care reform!


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