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[Irish Examiner] , Dunphy, Liz Special report: Recovering crack addicts tell of drug's horrors. (20 Jul 2020)

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...Crack is a free base form of cocaine. Powder cocaine (cocaine hydrochloride) is heated in a pan with baking soda to remove the hydrochloride until a solid rock is formed. An alkaline solution, like ammonia, can alternatively be used with a solvent which is evaporated to extract almost pure cocaine crystals......


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