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NCJ Number: 203908 Find in a Library
Title: Maryland Drug Threat Assessment
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: August 2002
Page Count: 38
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
Publication Number: 2002-S0379MD-001
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
United States of America

US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
319 Washington Street, Fifth FL.
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 presents an assessment addressing the status and outlook of the drug threat to the State of Maryland.
Abstract: The distribution and abuse of illegal drugs constitute a significant threat to Maryland. Heroin, the most frequently abused drug in Baltimore, poses a primary threat to the State and accounted for more deaths, treatment admissions, and emergency department mentions in 1999. Marijuana is the most readily available, commonly abused illicit drug in Maryland with most being produced in Mexico. Constituting a significant and increasing threat to Maryland are the stimulants MDMA, LSD, Ketamine, GHB, and diverted pharmaceuticals. Teenagers and young adults are the primary abusers of these drugs except diverted pharmaceuticals. The abuse of methamphetamine in Maryland is limited and infrequently available. Violent crime is seldom associated with methamphetamine abuse. The dominant distributors of the drug are outlaw motorcycle gangs and local dependent dealers. The report is divided into five major chapters: (1) heroin; (2) cocaine; (3) marijuana; (4) other dangerous drugs; and (5) methamphetamine. Information presented on each of these drugs include: abuse, availability, violence, production, transportation and distribution. Charts and tables
Main Term(s): Drug abuse
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Controlled Substances; Crack; Designer drugs; Drug manufacturing; Heroin; Marijuana; Maryland; Threat assessment
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