Common Cutting Agents of Cocaine
The “coke” that dealers sell tends to contain about 50 percent pure cocaine. That means many samples contain less than half the substance they’re sold as – and some contain none at all. That’s because there’s a huge incentive for dealers to dilute their product and sell for a larger profit. And while some of the cutting agents thinning out cocaine supplies seem harmless, others may be even more dangerous than the substance they’re disguised as.