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NCJ Number: 119776 Find in a Library
Title: Curbing Drug Abuse in Iowa: One Response to a Growing Problem
Journal: Bulletin on Narcotics  Volume:35  Issue:2  Dated:(April-June 1983)  Pages:95-101
Author(s): K M Quinn
Date Published: 1983
Page Count: 7
Document: PDF
Type: Issue Overview
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: Austria
Annotation: Iowa, like every area of the United States of America, has experienced a rise in crime, drug trafficking, and drug use during the last twenty years.
Abstract: Drug abuse has increased in both the cities and the rural areas, leading to a rise in rural crimes, particularly by juveniles. In 1981, Governor Robert Ray introduced a program designed to fight crime and reduce drug abuse. To implement this program a special crime prevention conference was convened. At the conclusion of this meeting the delegates were urged to organize programs in their communities to prevent drug abuse and crime. They were aided by the State with small cash grants, regional seminars conducted by the Iowa Department of Substance Abuse, and the establishment of a State-wide crime- stoppers hotline. New legislation was proposed that provided for the forfeiture of proceeds derived from illegal drug sales and "look-alike" drugs were outlawed. Also outlawed were "Turkey" substances which were not themselves illegal, but were offered as such. The program also contained measures to strengthen law-enforcement agencies and a proposal to enact a special criminal justice fund to provide money to enhance State-wide law enforcement efforts. 2 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Drug prevention programs
Index Term(s): Drug laws; Forfeiture law; Iowa; Rural crime
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