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class A (or B or C) drug

Definition of class A or B or C drug in English:

An illegal narcotic drug classified as being of the most harmful and addictive (or a less harmful and addictive) kind, possession or sale of which incurs corresponding legal penalties.
Example sentences
  • He was jailed for 30 months for possession of class A drugs, namely heroin and cocaine, with intent to supply.
  • He was jailed for nine years after pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply class A drugs and possession of cocaine and cannabis.
  • People taking class A drugs (cocaine and heroin) cost society millions of pounds a year.
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