Drug prices on campus

The following prices and comments were obtained in an hour-long interview with four female sophomores and one male senior. All five frequently use at least some drugs. The male arrived about 20 minutes after the interview started with a quantity of marijuana, which was quickly loaded in an ornate glass water bong and smoked by the male and three of the females. The fourth female was busy registering for her major.


$15 for a gram

$45-$50 for an eighth of an ounce

$60-$100 for a quarter of an ounce

$300-$350 for an ounce


$5-$10 for a tab

“$5 for a good hit from someone you know, $10 for a bad trip from some douchebag.”


$25-$35 for an eighth of an ounce


$20-$25 for one pill


$60-$70 for a gram

“Charlottesville is so expensive. It’s absurd here. It’s like 50 percent pure. There’s so much shit in it.”

“Coke is really sketchy.”

“People will, like, drive to Pennsylvania to get it.”


$3-5 for a 10mg pill

“It’s the most desired drug.”

“It is a college drug. Every kid and their mom is on it.”


$5 for one pill


$5-10 for one pill

“Shit yeah, boy!”


$5 for a 2mg pill or “bar”

“Xanax are on the rise.”

“People totally overdose on Xanie bars all the time.”


“Are you kidding me?”


“Uh-uh. No way.”


“I don’t know anyone who’s ever done meth.”


“It’s not really a Charlottesville thing. People get it from Southwest Virginia and bring it here, I guess.”


“Opium isn’t in Charlottesville.”


“I’ve never fucked around with PCP.”

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