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# Woman arrested with meth worth almost \$1 million

Posted April 27, 2015

— A Texas woman was in the Durham County Jail Monday on drug charges after police said she was found with 847 grams of crystal meth. At a street value of \$1,000 per gram, police valued the meth at \$847,000.

Miriam Landin, 18, of Brownsville, Texas, was charged with trafficking and possession with intent to deliver. She was being held on \$2.5 million bond.

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• ###### James HendersonJun 6, 2015

From 'rules for writing numbers'
Rule 3a. With figures of four or more digits, use commas. Count three spaces to the left to place the first comma. Continue placing commas after every three digits. Important: do not include decimal points when doing the counting.

Examples:
1,054 people
\$2,417,592.21

• ###### James HendersonApr 27, 2015

That may be true, but the \$1000/gram came from the Durham Police Department. It is a shame that they couldn't be more truthful.

• ###### Michael BryantApr 27, 2015

I don't do drugs, but I can't imagine meth-heads being able to afford meth if it was \$1000 per gram. whoever came up with this number is full of it.

• ###### Lee RoyApr 27, 2015

\$1000 a g!! Somebody be gettin ripped off BIG TIME.

• ###### Tammy RushApr 27, 2015

Going by that ^^ it's probably more like \$1,000 an ounce.

• ###### Jamal JensenApr 27, 2015

They must have corrected the story. It now reads \$1,000 per gram, which technically is still incorrect. The writer must mean \$1000.00. The comma doesn't belong there.

• ###### James HendersonApr 27, 2015

"On average, the price of Crystal Meth for a 1/4 of gram is \$20. 1/2 of gram of Crystal Meth is \$40 and 1 gram is \$80.
A 16th (which is a gram and 3/4 of a gram) is around \$120.00 and an 8 ball which is 3 1/2 grams is \$200.00." from crystalmethaddiction.org

Whoever said meth is \$1,000 a gram needs to do better research!