Social network drug selling
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This chapter discusses drug selling among social network contacts. In the same way drug selling enterprises located in nightclubs and dance parties could become quickly established, social network styles of selling could accelerate rapidly and often beyond what a person had originally intended. Generally social network dealers took a more cautious approach to their selling than those who sold in clubs. For the most part sales were concentrated among friends and known contacts, and were restricted to prearranged deals carried out in disguised locations. The chapter presents examples of social network drugs dealing and the nuanced activity that surrounded peoples’ operations. The rave club scene was underpinned by a high level of camaraderie but the very nature of the drugs trade meant that friendship networks often included people with only loose attachments, and relations could sometimes be instrumental and functional economic ones.