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NCJ Number: 154340 Find in a Library
Title: Statement of David L. Westrate, Assistant Administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration, Concerning Methamphetamine Trafficking and Abuse From Hearing Before House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control, October 24, 1989
Author(s): D L Westrate
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 7
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Type: Survey
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The assistant administrator of the Drug Enforcement Administration discusses methamphetamine trafficking and abuse in the United States, as well as the initiatives of the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to address the problem.
Abstract: A stimulant drug, methamphetamine is known on the streets by names such as crank, crystal, meth, speed, gofast, and ice. Earlier this year, DEA initiated Project Crystal City, a nationwide survey of law enforcement personnel and treatment centers regarding methamphetamine trafficking and abuse. Results revealed that the problem exists almost everywhere in the United States. The typical user is a white male aged 22-26, employed in a blue-collar job, and lonely and isolated. Outlaw motorcycle gangs are the largest organized group involved with methamphetamine trafficking. Clandestine laboratories are the main source of the drug. They usually operate on an irregular basis, using chemicals from both legitimate and illicit sources. Users of the smoked form become extremely violent and can die. DEA has a clandestine laboratory seizure program, which includes cleanup and disposal of hazardous wastes.
Main Term(s): Drug law offenses
Index Term(s): Amphetamines; Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA); Drug law enforcement
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