Duhaime's Law Dictionary


Freebase Definition:

Cocaine which has been purified by dissolving in a heated solvent, and then burned and the fumes inhaled.

Related Terms: Crack

In Posters 'N Things, the United States Supreme Court adopoted this definition:

"The term freebase means to purify cocaine by dissolving it in a heated solvent and separating and drying the precipitate or to use cocaine purified in this way by burning it and inhaling the fumes."

REFERENCES:


  • Dunaway v Commonwealth of Virginia, 663 SE 2d 117 (2008, Court of Appeals of Virginia)
  • Posters 'N' Things, Ltd. v. United States, 511 US 513 (United States Supreme Court, 1994, footnote #3).


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