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Ohio Drug Threat Assessment Update

Ohio Drug Threat Assessment Update.Publication Date: July 2002
Original Publication: April 2001

Document ID: 2002-S0382OH-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 Ohio Drug Threat Assessment, which is a strategic assessment of the status and outlook of the drug threat to Ohio. 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 Ohio 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.
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Contents

Overview

Cocaine

Heroin

Marijuana

Methamphetamine

Other Dangerous Drugs
  MDMA
  GHB and Analogs
  Ketamine
  PCP
  LSD
  Diverted Pharmaceuticals

Outlook


List of Tables 

Table 1. Primary Drug Treatment Admissions, Ohio, SFY2000-SFY2001

List of Charts 

Chart 1. Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures, Ohio, 1997-2001


Overview

The distribution and abuse of illicit drugs pose a serious threat to Ohio. The state's transportation infrastructure, its proximity to the U.S.-Canada border, and its location halfway between Chicago and New York City--two national distribution centers for illicit drugs--are conducive to all levels of drug trafficking. Ohio's well-developed network of highways connects New York City, Cleveland, Toledo, and Chicago, thereby facilitating the transportation of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, and other dangerous drugs to drug markets within and outside the state.

Cocaine is a significant drug threat to Ohio. It is readily available throughout the state, and its distribution and abuse consistently have been linked to violent crime. Heroin is widely available and poses another serious drug threat to the state. The heroin user population is growing and includes an increasing number of young people. Marijuana is the most widely available and commonly abused illicit drug in Ohio. Methamphetamine production and abuse are expanding throughout the state. Other dangerous drugs such as MDMA, GHB, ketamine, LSD, PCP, and diverted pharmaceuticals are emerging threats. 


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
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McLean, VA 22102-3840

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

 

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