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NCJ Number: 203863 Find in a Library
Title: Georgia Drug Threat Assessment
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
United States of America

Drug Enforcement Admin
Atlanta Division
United States of America
Date Published: April 2003
Page Count: 42
Sponsoring Agency: Drug Enforcement Admin
Atlanta, GA 30303
NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
Publication Number: 2003-S0380GA-001
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United States of America

US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
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Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides an assessment of the drug threat present in Georgia, accounting for information on the availability, demand, production, transportation, distribution and the effects of drugs on both the abuser and society for the various illicit drugs.
Abstract: The production, distribution, and abuse of illicit drugs pose a significant threat to the State of Georgia with cocaine representing the principal drug threat to the State. Rapidly increasing in its potential threat is methamphetamine. The heroin poses a threat primarily in large urban areas, such as Atlanta. Atlanta has emerged as a regional drug transportation hub and distribution center, where various criminal groups transport and distribute cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, and other illicit drugs. This report presents a comprehensive assessment of the threat of drugs in Georgia, with specific information on the abuse, availability, violence, production, transportation, and distribution of the drugs cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, as well as other dangerous drugs MDMA, LSD, ketamine, GHB and analogs, and diverted pharmaceuticals. As for the future, cocaine, particularly crack, will likely remain the greatest illicit drug threat to Georgia and marijuana the most widely available and commonly abused illicit drug. However, methamphetamine availability and abuse may increase in Georgia due to the availability and abuse in northern Georgia surpassing cocaine as the primary drug threat. Overall, cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, and heroin will remain a threat to Georgia.
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Controlled Substances; Crack; Designer drugs; Drug manufacturing; Georgia (USA); Heroin; Marijuana; Threat assessment
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