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NCJ Number: 204700 Find in a Library
Title: South Carolina Drug Threat Assessment Update, 2002
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: June 2002
Page Count: 11
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
Publication Number: 2002-S0380SC-002
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Box 6000
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 is a drug threat assessment update on the status and outlook of the drug threat to the State of South Carolina.
Abstract: South Carolina is both a transit State and distribution area for illicit drugs on the East coast of the United States. Most drugs are transported into the State through private and commercial vehicles. This report focuses on the drugs cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin, and other dangerous drugs. Cocaine, specifically crack cocaine, continues to pose the most serious threat to the State with its distribution and abuse frequently associated with violent crime. Marijuana is the most readily available and most commonly abused drug. However, it poses a lower threat than cocaine and is less often associated with violent crime. Methamphetamine poses the next most significant drug threat in the State with production and abuse showing an increase. Heroin constitutes a low threat to South Carolina. Its availability and abuse are concentrated in urban areas and coastal regions. Drugs, such as MDMA, GHB, ketamine, and LSD pose a low threat but are becoming an increasing threat to certain parts of the State. The outlook for the current assessed threat posed by these drugs is seen as remaining unchanged.
Main Term(s): Drug law offenses
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Controlled Substances; Crack; Designer drugs; Drug abuse; Drug business; Drug manufacturing; GHB (gammahydroxybutyrate); Heroin; MDMA (designer drug); South Carolina; Threat assessment
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