Three lines of �cocaine� and a razor blade, c 1990s. : News Photo
Three lines of �cocaine� and a razor blade, c 1990s. : News Photo
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Three lines of �cocaine� and a razor blade, c 1990s.

UNITED KINGDOM - JUNE 01: Cocaine is an alkaloid substance which exists in the leaves of the coca plant, which is native to Peru and other South American countries. Indigenous South American peoples, including the Incas, chewed coca leaves to alleviate hunger and fatigue. Synthetically produced cocaine was the first local anaesthetic to be used, but was replaced by other drugs as it was found to be addictive. Cocaine is used illegally as a recreational drug as it acts on the central nervous system inducing feelings of euphoria. (Note: castor sugar has been used as a substitute for cocaine in this picture.) (Photo by SSPL/Getty Images)
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Restrictions:Contact your local office for all commercial or promotional uses.
Editorial #:90741257
Collection:SSPL
Date created:January 01, 1995
License type:Rights-managed
Release info:Not released. More information
Source:SSPL
Object name:10322163
Max file size:3504 x 2841 px (11.68 x 9.47 in) - 300 dpi - 573 KB
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