Originally Posted by Lawdog
A method of calculation closely related to how the police put a "street value" number on drugs.
I was just gonna say that too. They alway highly (no pun intended) exaggerate the street value of drugs seized. I remember a radio report here a couple of weeks ago about cops pulling someone over for a traffic stop and seizing some pot in the process. The radio report stated something to the effect of "Police seized 2 oz of marijuana with an estimated value of $1200..." LOL Where the hell have they been buying their stuff???? Man, for $600 / oz, that weed better get me high just by looking at it....
So yeah, I suspect it's "journalist math" as started previously.