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Drugs: Prices

Volume 486: debated on Wednesday 14 January 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department what recent estimate she has made of the street price of (a) heroin and (b) cocaine. (245948)

Street prices for drugs vary considerably and are dependent on a number of factors, including purity and quality. The following prices are based on data collected from police forces and the Serious Organised Crime Agency:

(a) Heroin - from £25 to £100 per gram, with the most common prices being £40 and £50 per gram.

(b) Cocaine - from £20 to £80 per gram, with the most common price being £40 per gram.