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NCJ Number: 228261 Find in a Library
Title: Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area: Drug Market Analysis 2009
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
United States of America

Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program
United States of America
Date Published: 2009
Page Count: 23
Sponsoring Agency: NCJRS Photocopy Services
Rockville, MD 20849-6000
Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Program
Seattle, WA 98119
US Dept of Justice, National Drug Intelligence Ctr
Johnstown, PA 15901-1622
Publication Number: 2009-R0813-023
Sale Source: NCJRS Photocopy Services
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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
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Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This 2009 report assesses the illicit drug situation in the Northwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) including the 14 counties in Washington State.
Abstract: Widespread trafficking and abuse of methamphetamine are the greatest threats to the Northwest HIDTA region, straining local law enforcement, public health, and social service resources. Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) are the primary source of this illicit drug. Marijuana is the most widely available drug, with large outdoor cannabis growing operations in remote locations throughout the region. Cocaine is reported to be readily available; heroin is used primarily in the Seattle area, and the distribution and abuse of ecstasy is a growing concern. Mexican DTOs dominate the drug trafficking network, and street gangs dominate the drug trade at the retail level, where they are a growing concern to law enforcement. A large percentage of the violent crime in the region is associated with drug trafficking and abuse, particularly methamphetamine. Data from the National Drug Threat Survey (NDTS) 2009 indicate that 33 of 46 State and local law enforcement respondents report that methamphetamine is the drug that most contributes to violent crime in their area, and is a growing factor in domestic violence and child neglect. Tables, figures, and list of sources
Main Term(s): Drug business; Drug cartels
Index Term(s): Cocaine; Designer drugs; Drug abuse; Drug detection; Drug Interdiction; Drug law enforcement; Drug offenders; Drug Policy; Drug purchases; Drug smuggling; Drug sources; Drug use; Gangs; Marijuana; Methamphetamines; Mexico; Violent crimes; Washington
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