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NCJ Number: 228258 Find in a Library
Title: North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2009
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
United States of America

National HIDTA Assistance Ctr
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 22
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the North Florida High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) which encompasses 10 counties.
Abstract: Results suggest that Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) and associated Hispanic criminal groups are the dominant transporters of wholesale cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine distribution in the North Florida HIDTA region and are unlikely to be challenged by other groups in the near term. Cocaine trafficking and abuse will remain the primary drug threat to the North Florida HIDTA region. Large cocaine seizures in drug transit areas near the Southwest Border and the Caribbean have resulted in sporadic cocaine shortages in the North Florida HIDTA region. The diversion, distribution, and abuse of controlled prescription drugs (CPDs) such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and diazepam are significant threats to the North Florida HIDTA region. Established diversion networks in the North Florida HIDTA region will continue to supply CPDs to distributors and abusers throughout the eastern United States. This report was prepared through detailed analysis of recent law enforcement reporting, information obtained through interviews with law enforcement and public health officials, and available statistical data. Tables, figures, and list of sources
Main Term(s): Drug business; Drug cartels
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Designer drugs; Drug abuse; Drug detection; Drug enforcement officers; Drug eradication programs; Drug Interdiction; Drug law enforcement; Drug Policy; Drug purchases; Drug smuggling; Drug sources; Drug use; Florida; Heroin; Marijuana; Methamphetamines; Mexico; Prescription drugs
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