DEA Releases 2018 Drug Slang List

By Benjie Cooper

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Whether the purpose is to disguise a drug’s identity or merely serve as a nickname for a substance, drug slang is a diverse and ever-changing pool of narcotics with assumed names. But manufacturers, dealers, and users aren’t the only ones who are wise to the lingo; law enforcement does its best to keep up with modern terms too.

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) has just released the July 2018 edition of its Slang Terms and Code Words: A Reference for Law Enforcement Personnel intelligence report.

The report’s purpose is to serve as a “ready reference for law enforcement personnel who are confronted with hundreds of slang terms and code words used to identify a wide variety of controlled substances, designer drugs, synthetic compounds, measurements, locations, weapons, and other miscellaneous terms relevant to the drug trade.”

The May 2017 version of the report had only six pages of terms, but the new version has increased to seven, with an additional 115 pages inserted for Additional Slang Terms and Code Words, and a separate alphabetized list of all the drugs.

In one of the 125-page document’s larger entries, it lists Lime Pillows, Smoochy Woochy Poochy, Good Giggles, and over 400 other slang terms for marijuana and marijuana concentrates/hash oil.

Even with the increased size of the new document, the DEA acknowledges that the culture is continually changing and states that they intend to adapt and keep up with the language as it transforms.

“Although every effort was made to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the information presented,” writes the agency in the executive summary. “Due to the ever-changing drug scene, consequent additions, deletions, and corrections are inevitable.”

Slang words for Amphetamines, Ecstasy, Fentanyl, and many other drugs are listed as well with the cocaine and heroin entries being the largest alongside cannabis.