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National Drug Intelligence Center
Guam Drug Threat Assessment
Other Dangerous Drugs
Other dangerous drugs including MDMA, inhalants, and diverted pharmaceuticals are a small but growing threat to Guam. MDMA is increasingly available and abused in the territory. Inhalants and diverted pharmaceuticals pose a threat because of their ready availability.
The availability and abuse of MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as ecstasy) on Guam are increasing. Authorities on Guam suspect that some U.S. military personnel are responsible for transporting small quantities of MDMA from the mainland into Guam and possibly to other islands in the area. DEA participated in several investigations with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service in 2000 and 2001 that resulted in the seizure of small quantities of MDMA from Navy personnel.
Many young people on Guam experiment with easily accessible inhalants such as glue, gasoline, typewriter correction fluid, lacquer thinner, fabric protector, nonflammable fluorocarbon, spray paint, cooking spray, nitrous oxide, and butane.
Although there are no data available to determine the extent of
pharmaceutical diversion, abusers are known to obtain prescription drugs
via illegal means such as forgery, theft, fraud, and threats to
physicians. Some physicians also engage in indiscriminate prescribing
practices. The Guam CQA seized 3,177 grams of anabolic steroids in 2001,
after not seizing any in 2000.
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