Deutsch writes that Brick and Wax, with BGF, stole some 315,000 doses of pharmaceuticals, and another 300,000 to 400,000 doses of other gangs' opiate stashes, a total worth $100 million, by Deutsch's estimate. This put "enough narcotics on the streets of Baltimore to keep it intoxicated for a year," as then-BPD Commissioner Anthony Batts proclaimed. "Pill City" repeats Batts' claim unquestioned. Batts' proclamation was mathematically impossible, as City Paper calculated in 2015 back when Batts made the claim: If Baltimore had but 20,000 addicts, the total alleged theft of 315,000 doses would amount to just 11 hits per addict, not even a week's supply. With 60,000 addicts copping just once a day, you're down to a three- or four-day supply. There was never any way to tote-up the looted drugs so that it made sense to say it could keep the city high for a year.