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President Trump warns that 'drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars'

While going over his accomplishments since taking office, President Donald Trump took a moment at his press conference Thursday to linger on America's transformation into a "drug-infested nation."

"We've ordered the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to coordinate on a plan to destroy criminal cartels coming into the United States with drugs. We're becoming a drug-infested nation. Drugs are becoming cheaper than candy bars," Trump warned.

The average cost of marijuana is about $15 a gram, the average cost of heroin between $15 and $20 a dose, crystal meth around $80 a gram, and cocaine between $100 to $120 a gram. A king-size Snickers bar typically runs for about $1.50.