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NCJ Number: 228260 Find in a Library
Title: Northern California 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: 2009
Page Count: 22
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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-R0813-022
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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|PDF
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 Northern California High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) which consists of 10 counties in the San Francisco Bay area.
Abstract: Results suggest that ice methamphetamine trafficking and abuse are the most significant drug threats to the Northern California HIDTA region. More drug-related crimes, including violent crimes and property crimes, are attributed to methamphetamine trafficking and abuse than to any other illicit drug. Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) are the primary transporters and distributors of the drug. Methamphetamine super lab seizures have increased in the last 2 years; large-scale pseudoephedrine “smurfing” operations by Mexican DTOs and criminal groups that employ numerous individuals to purchase cold medications from local retailers are the likely sources of precursor chemical supplies for these super labs. Cannabis cultivation has increased dramatically in the region over the last 5 years, making it one of the most prominent marijuana production areas in the Nation. 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): California; Designer drugs; Drug abuse; Drug detection; Drug effects; Drug Interdiction; Drug law enforcement; Drug Policy; Drug regulation; Drug smuggling; Drug sources; Drug use; Marijuana; Methamphetamines; Prescription drugs
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