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Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis


Publication Date: June 2007

Document ID: 2007-R0813-007

Archived on:  July 1, 2009. This document may contain dated information. It remains available to provide access to historical materials.

This assessment is an outgrowth of a partnership between the NDIC and HIDTA Program for preparation of annual assessments depicting drug trafficking trends and developments in HIDTA Program areas. The report has been vetted with the HIDTA, is limited in scope to HIDTA jurisdictional boundaries, and draws upon a wide variety of sources within those boundaries.

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Strategic Drug Threat Developments

HIDTA Overview

Drug Threat Overview

Drug Trafficking Organizations




Drug-Related Crime


Illicit Finance



List of Figures

Figure 1. Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
Figure 2. Central Valley California HIDTA cannabis eradication sites, 2006.
Figure 3. Central Valley California HIDTA drug treatment admissions, 2003-2005.

List of Tables

Table 1. CVC HIDTA Laboratory and Dumpsite Seizures and Cleanup Costs, 2005-2006


Figure 1. Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Map showing the Central Valley High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

The map shows Sacramento, San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare, and Kern counties.

Sacramento, San Jose, and Fresno are major cities with over 250,000 people. Concord, Stockton, Modesto, Hayward, Fremont, Santa Clara, Salinas, Bakersfield, Lancaster, and Palmdale are major cities with 100,000-249,999 people. Roseville, Citrus Heights, Arden-Arcade, Vacaville, Fairfield, Antioch, Visalia, and Santa Maria are major cities with 75,000-99,999 people.

The interstates within this region are I-5, I-80, and I-505.

The state highway within this region is route 99.

This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the Central Valley California (CVC) High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), highlighting significant trends and law enforcement concerns relating to the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs. The 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. The report is designed to provide policymakers, resource planners, and law enforcement officials with a focused discussion of key drug issues and developments facing the Central Valley California HIDTA.


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