Nothing to do with trafficking, drugget is a floor covering of coarse woven fabric.  Its origins lie in the 16 century French word drogue meaning ‘poor quality article’.

‘The pattern on the carpet represented bunches of flowers on a light ground, but it was carefully covered up in the centre by a linen drugget, glazed and colourless’.

Source: Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South, p. 131

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