adjective

  • Associated with or caused by drugs, typically those obtained illegally.

    ‘he was charged with three drug-related offences’
    ‘the doctor had been at the centre of an investigation involving 31 drug-related deaths’
    • ‘Following the arrests of a number of high-profile bosses, this year has seen a surge in drug-related violence.’
    • ‘Police and soldiers are battling a wave of drug-related violence across the country.’
    • ‘At one point during filming, life threatened to outwit art following a drug-related fatal shooting down the road from one of the sets.’
    • ‘The law should be amended to enable this measure to be used to help reduce drug-related harm amongst clubbers.’
    • ‘In July 2002, he was charged with three drug-related offences.’
    • ‘More than 100 people have been killed so far this year, mostly in drug-related gang violence.’
    • ‘An explosion in drug-related murders and drive-by shootings made national news and gave the area a fearsome reputation.’
    • ‘He was killed in a drug-related homicide, an official said.’
    • ‘Three youths were arrested in the cemetery on suspicion of drug-related crimes and were later released following a police caution.’
    • ‘Two drug-related murders took place in the largely middle class town, one caused by an under-car bomb.’
    • ‘Over the past year, the police reported eight drug-related shootings and two fatal stabbings in these houses.’
    • ‘A separate problem which saw a series of drug-related shootings in Leeds two years ago has been contained, but there is growing concern about the influence of gangs.’
    • ‘Evidence suggests much of the severe drug-related harm observed in the area can be attributed to high cocaine purity and the high prevalence of cocaine injection.’
    • ‘In 2005, methadone was second behind cocaine in drug-related deaths.’
    • ‘He estimates that drug-related injuries among seniors number as many as 2.3 million each year - nearly 200,000 of them fatal or life-threatening.’