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Title:

  Indiana Drug Threat Assessment Update

Publication Date: May  2002
Original Publication: April 2001

Document ID: 2002-S0382IN-001

Archived on:  January 1, 2006. This document may contain dated information. It remains available to provide access to historical materials.

This report is a brief update to the Indiana Drug Threat Assessment, which is a strategic assessment of the status and outlook of the drug threat to Indiana. Analytical judgment determined the threat posed by each drug type or category, taking into account the most current quantitative and qualitative information on availability, demand, production or cultivation, transportation, and distribution, as well as the effects of a particular drug on abusers and society as a whole. While NDIC sought to incorporate the latest available information, a time lag often exists between collection and publication of data. NDIC anticipates that this update will be useful to policymakers, law enforcement personnel, and treatment providers at the federal, state, and local levels. 

The Indiana Drug Threat Assessment was produced in April 2001 and is available on NDIC's web site www.usdoj.gov/ndic or by contacting the NDIC dissemination line at 814-532-4541.

Your questions, comments, and suggestions for future subjects are welcome at any time.  Addresses are provided at the end of the page.


Contents

Overview

Cocaine

Methamphetamine

Marijuana

Heroin

Other Dangerous Drugs
  MDMA
  GHB
  LSD
  Diverted Pharmaceuticals

Outlook

List of Tables 

Table 1. Primary Drug Treatment Admissions, Indiana, 1998-2000

List of Charts 

Chart 1. Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures, 1997-2001


Overview

Indiana serves as an active drug transportation and distribution area. Its proximity to Chicago and extensive transportation infrastructure are conducive to all levels of drug trafficking. Mexican criminal groups, street gangs, and local independent dealers transport and distribute cocaine, methamphetamine, marijuana, and heroin in Indiana, supplying drug markets within and outside the state.

Cocaine is the most significant drug threat to Indiana. It is readily available throughout the state and its distribution and abuse have been linked to more drug-related violent crime than any other illicit substance. Methamphetamine poses the next greatest drug threat to the state. It is becoming increasingly available and has also been linked to violent criminal activity. Marijuana is the most widely available and frequently abused illicit drug in Indiana. Heroin abuse is increasing, but the drug's availability is primarily limited to the four most populated urban areas of the state. Other dangerous drugs such as MDMA, GHB, LSD, and diverted pharmaceuticals are emerging threats to the state.


Addresses

National Drug Intelligence Center
319 Washington Street, 5th Floor
Johnstown, PA 15901

Tel. (814) 532-4601
FAX (814) 532-4690
E-mail NDIC.Contacts@usdoj.gov

National Drug Intelligence Center
8201 Greensboro Drive, Suite 1001
McLean, VA 22102-3840

Tel. (703) 556-8970
FAX (703) 556-7807

Web Addresses

ADNET:  http://ndicosa 
      DOJ:  http://www.usdoj.gov/archive/ndic/
      LEO:  home.leo.gov/lesig/archive/ndic/ 


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