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Old 03-04-2012, 07:27 AM
aldiboronti aldiboronti is offline
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Identifying heroin (or another drug) by taste. Possible?

I've seen it a hundred times on cop shows and in the movies. Our hero finds a stash of white powder, dips his finger in and tastes it. "100% pure unadulterated heroin!" (That one is a direct quote from the David Janssen TV movie Warning Shot).

Am I right to be highly suspicious of this? I've known TV to lie to me before.