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NCJ Number: 228259 Find in a Library
Title: North Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area: Drug Market Analysis 2009
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
United States of America

Office of National Drug Control Policy/HIDTA
United States of America
Date Published: April 2009
Page Count: 34
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Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Office of National Drug Control Policy/HIDTA
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US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
Publication Number: 2009-R0813-021
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United States of America

US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
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United States of America
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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 Texas High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA).
Abstract: Reporting suggests that the North Texas HIDTA region, encompassing 15 northern Texas counties, is a national-level drug transportation and distribution center. Drug traffickers routinely use Dallas/Fort Worth as a major staging area for illicit drugs and a consolidation center for bulk currency and monetary instruments. Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs), particularly those associated with the Gulf Cartel, pose an increasing criminal organization threat to the North Texas HIDTA region. Local methamphetamine production is increasing in areas of Oklahoma, including Tulsa County, where local abusers are increasingly using a simplified, portable method to produce the drug. The abuse of "cheese" heroin, acetaminophen, and diphenhydramine poses an ongoing threat to the North Texas HIDTA region. Finally, controlled prescription drugs (CPD) abuse poses a major problem in the North Texas HIDTA region, most notably in Oklahoma, where abusers often ingest combinations of drugs such as Lortab, Xanax, and Soma to achieve heroin-like euphoria. Data were collected using 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): Controlled Substances; Designer drugs; Drug detection; Drug enforcement officers; Drug Interdiction; Drug law enforcement; Drug offenders; Drug purchases; Drug smuggling; Drug sources; Drug statistics; Drug use; Heroin; Methamphetamines; Mexico; Oklahoma; Prescription drugs; Texas
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