U.S. Department of Justice
National Drug Intelligence Center
Appalachia HIDTA Drug Market Analysis 2010
NDIC analysts expect Mexican DTOs to maintain dominance over wholesale-level cocaine, Mexican methamphetamine, and Mexican commercial-grade marijuana distribution. Caucasian traffickers will remain the primary CPD distributors, local methamphetamine producers, and cannabis cultivators in the region. The diversion, distribution, and abuse of CPDs will remain the greatest threat to the region, with continued widespread availability and abuse. Florida and Georgia are expected to remain significant source areas for CPDs in the near term until legislation in Florida and pending legislation in Georgia aimed at curbing diversion in the states are successfully implemented. Local methamphetamine production is expected to rise, with the one-pot production method becoming the production method of choice. NDIC analysts expect outdoor cannabis cultivation by Mexican or Hispanic traffickers to increase in the near term.
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