The price of cocaine has shot up 44 percent nationwide since January, spurred by increased (effective) enforcement. The average price increase in New York is 50 percent, though, because everything is always more expensive in New York. East Coast cops agree that the short supply is the major culprit of the rise in prices and that your friendly neighborhood crack dealer is probably mixing even more weird shit than usual into your rock. This is why I stick to alcohol. [Washington Post]