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Coke Bullet: What is a Snuff Bullet?

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What Is a Coke Bullet?

A coke bullet is a small receptacle shaped just like a bullet and designed to hold cocaine or another substance so that a person can easily snort it up their nose. Snuff bullets are a type of drug paraphernalia, and they come in many shapes and sizes. They can also be made of many different materials, including glass, plastic, metal, and carbon fiber. If you find one, it’s a sure sign of drug use.

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What Does a Snuff Bullet Look Like?

When you first come across a bullet sniffer, you might not know what it is. The idea behind a cocaine bullet is that you can store and dispense a drug from one bottle. Most bullets unscrew at the bottom, giving you access to a chamber into which you can put cocaine or another substance.

“Snorters,” as they’re sometimes called, can actually have a fairly complex design. Most of them have a rotating dial inside that picks up some of the substance and prepares it to be snorted. This dial can also be turned to easily dispense the substance directly into a person’s nose.  

If you’ve never seen a snuff bullet before, it can be very hard to identify them. They are now available as keychains and necklaces. Some are composed of metal and made to look fancy with deluxe engravings, while others are made to be nondescript and disguised as spice storage bottles or something else mundane.

If you come across something with a twist valve and a mechanism similar to the one described above, you’ve probably found a snuff bullet — don’t be fooled by what it looks like on the outside.

What Do People Use Snuff Bullets For?

Snuff bullets are often called coke bullets because they have become synonymous with snorting crack cocaine or “coke.” However, snuff bullets can be used for a variety of substances, including a non-illicit substance like tobacco. With that in mind, because snuff bullets are used for tobacco, they are fairly easy to get a hold of and sold in many smoke shops. Gas stations and other places may also carry them.

Snuff bullets are popular because they make drugs more accessible, and they’re also fairly discreet. Rather than carrying around a bag of cocaine and using a credit card, razor, or straws to snort a line, snuff bullets make it easy to take a measured dose without anything else on hand.

While a person may be tempted to bring a snuff bullet with them for social reasons, they may also be inclined to carry one around because they have become dependent on a drug and can’t stand to be without it.

This is a sure sign of drug addiction that feeds into the cycle and makes it harder and harder for someone to quit. With that said, you should be mindful of how you approach someone after finding a snuff bullet.

Are Snuff Bullets Illegal?

Snuff bullets fall under the umbrella term of “drug paraphernalia,” and it’s illegal to own, sell, or purchase paraphernalia of any kind. However, there is a major gray area that is caused by the legality of tobacco. To get around the restrictions on paraphernalia, many gas stations and other retailers simply put a disclaimer on products like snuff bullets saying “For Tobacco Use Only.”

For this reason, snuff bullets and related products like snuff kits and snuff bottles are widely available online. You can even find product descriptions alluding to illicit drug use along with customer reviews doing the same. While they are legitimately used for tobacco, finding a snuff bullet around your home should raise a red flag.

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Side Effects of Using a Snuff Bullet

If you’ve found a snuff bullet, or think you have, the first thing you should do is check the bottom storage and see if there is any sign of a substance inside. If you haven’t found a snuff bullet, but you think someone may have one or be looking for one, you might want to be on the lookout for other signs of drug use.

The exact symptoms of drug use vary depending on the substance a person is abusing, but based on the most commonly snorted substances, you can look for these signs.

Snorting any drug can lead to:

  • A diminished sense of smell 
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Nose bleeds 
  • Trouble swallowing 
  • Sinus infections 
  • Holes in the nasal septum

Snorting cocaine can also lead to cocaine nose side-effects and these symptoms:

  • Increase body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure
  • Irritability and aggression 
  • Panic, anxiety, and paranoia
  • Muscle twitching 
  • Stomach pain
  • Chest pain 

Snorting heroin can also lead to:

  • Flushing or red/warm skin
  • A feeling of heaviness in the arms and legs
  • Trouble thinking clearly
  • Itchiness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Losing consciousness

People may also use a snuff bullet to crush up benzodiazepines and snort them, in which case you may also find a grinder nearby. Snuff bullets can also be used to snort MDMA, ketamine, phencyclidine (PCP), opioids, stimulants, and bath salts.

Treatment Options for Drug Abuse

If you or someone you love has been using products like a snuff bullet to get high, it’s important to get in touch with a safe, confidential treatment center that can get you the help you need. Getting clean and staying clean is possible, but it might mean:

  • Inpatient recovery at a hospital for a couple of weeks while you detox from the drugs you’ve been using
  • Inpatient recovery for a few weeks to months at a residential treatment center while you get the help you need to avoid drug use in the future
  • Outpatient recovery with multiple appointments a week to support you on your own schedule as you learn to live a drug-free life

Whatever recovery looks like for you, the most important thing is that you have the right information about the options available.

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