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Drug Traffic and Abuse / Marijuana Seizure / Cocaine Connection #46895

ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Dec 14, 1977
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(Studio) Florida law enforcement officials' seizure of marijuana from luxury yacht off Coral Gables, Florida, reported Following report is part of series on cocaine traffic and use; report with regard to American users.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

(NYC) Details outlined with regard to 3 levels of cocaine users in US: circumstantial, intensified and compulsive users. Exs. of each type cited. ["High Times" magazine publisher Andy KOWALL - says cocaine makes one more aggressive after going beyond certain use point, but won't kill user unless it's abused.] [Ivy League STUDENT - talks about small-time cocaine dealing he does to support own use.] [Beverly Hills, California, TEENAGER - describes own experience in using cocaine.] [Wall Street BROKER - talks about own compulsive cocaine habit.] Connection between music business and cocaine noted. [MAN - states cocaine use in music business now is comparable to drinking coffee.] Future reports on cocaine outlined.
REPORTER: Geraldo Rivera

(Studio) Federal officials' reports of injuries and deaths connected to cocaine use this year noted.
REPORTER: Barbara Walters

Rivera, Geraldo;
Walters, Barbara

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