Stuck with Tar?
Dear Dr. H,
I am new to SoCal from South Florida. I am bitterly
disappointed to find only black tar heroin here. In
Miami, I could buy a "cookie" of pale brown heroin
(about 4 grams) for $600. The quality was quite good
and it was easily available. I figured I'd have no
problem scoring in SoCal, marinated in drugs as it is.
All I can find is this reeking, black tar. It can be
"cleaned" with hydrochloric acid and ether, etc. to
make it suitable for injection but I'd rather not do
chemistry. What's up with this part of the world? Who
smokes this shit? I'd appreciate any comments or advice.
You are right to not want to mess with ether; it's more likely to kill you than any heroin impurities. I highly recommend that everyone stay away from it.
And now to your main question. My sources indicate that one can obtain the chalky Colombian stuff of which you speak. This may be reserved for the Robert Downey, Jr. types, however. Most of the heroin coming into Southern California is of the Mexican black tar variety.