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Illinois Drug Threat Assessment 
January 2001


State Sources

Chicago High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA)

Threat Assessment Addendum, FY1999: Heroin Abuse in Chicago.
Threat Assessment FY2000.
Threat Assessment FY2000 Executive Summary.
Threat Assessment FY2001.

Chicago Police Department

Building Safe Neighborhoods in Chicago: The Continuing Fight Against Gangs, Guns, and Drugs, 1999.
Drug Confiscation at a Record Pace, 16 July 1999, <>.

Chicago Sun Times, "Police Grab $94 Million in Cocaine on NW Side," 4 February 2000.

Chicago Tribune

"11 Charged in Drug Ring Focused on Asian Area," 20 June 2000.
"Cops Say Naperville not Heroin Source; Recent Arrests Tied to Chicago Buys," 8 March 2000.
"Overdoses Push Police to Spread Word on Ecstasy Lookalike Drug," 19 May 2000.

City of Chicago, Chicago Fact Book, <>.

Kalamazoo Academy of Medicine, <>.

Rockford Police Department, interview by author, 11 July 2000.

Springfield Journal Register

"JAGUAR Hunts Down Drug Rings," 5 January 2000.
"Operation JAGUAR on the Prowl for Gangster Disciples' Successor," 1 June 1999.

State of Illinois

Illinois' Multiyear Strategy to Control Drug and Violent Crime FFY2000.
Illinois Criminal Justice Information Authority
Illinois Department of Human Services

Prevention Forum, Vol. 20, No. 2, "The Dangers of Marijuana,"
Spring 2000.
Youth Study on Substance Abuse: Comparing the 1995, 1997, and 1998 Results, Chestnut Health Systems, November 1999.

Illinois Department of Public Health, Positive Toxicity for Controlled Substances, 1st Quarter 1998.
Illinois State Police

Date Rape Drugs and Ecstasy: Emerging Trends, 22 February 2000.
Illinois State Police 1998 Annual Report.
Methamphetamine: Trends and Patterns, 15 October 1999.
Methamphetamine: Trends and Patterns, 30 July 1999.

Zion-Benton Township High School, Zion, Illinois, A Study of 49 Students Expelled for Marijuana Violations, 1999.

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Other Sources

Abt Associates, Inc., Drug Policy Research Group, A Plan for Estimating the Number of Hardcore Drug Users in the United States: Preliminary Findings, Project Funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy, 21 April 1997.

Associated Press

"Authorities Worry Ritalin Catching on as Recreational Drug," 4 May 2000.
"Officials Target Midwest Meth Production," 30 August 2000.

Columbia University, National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, Gateways to Illicit Drug Use, October 1994.

Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), case summaries for 1999.

Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), Pulse Check, Trends in Drug Abuse, January- June 1998.

San Diego Union-Tribune, "Arrests Up for Ketamine Smuggling at Border; Veterinary Drug Easily Bought in Mexico Illegal for Human Use," 21 January 2000.

USA Today, "Murder Spree Suspect Talks of Methamphetamine Binge," 14 April 1998.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Division of Epidemiology Services and Prevention Research, Community Epidemiology Work Group (CEWG)

Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse, Advanced Report, December 1999.
Patterns and Trends of Drug Abuse in Chicago, June 1999.
Patterns and Trends of Drug Abuse in Chicago, June 2000.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies

Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN)

Annual Medical Examiner Data 1997.
Annual Medical Examiner Data 1998.
DAWN Detailed Emergency Department Tables 1998, Table 3.24.
Mid-Year 1998 Preliminary Emergency Department Data.
Mid-Year 1999 Preliminary ED DAWN Data.
Year-End 1998 ED DAWN Data.

U.S. Department of Justice

Drug Enforcement Administration

1997 Chicago Division Field Management Report.
1998 Domestic Cannabis Eradication and Suppression Program Report, March 1999.
1999 Domestic Monitor Program Results--Chicago Field Division, June 2000.
Atlanta Field Division, Quarterly Trends in the Traffic, First Quarter FY2000.
Chicago Field Division

Drug Situation Report, Chicago Field Division, Spring 1994.
Quarterly Trends in the Traffic, First Quarter FY2000.
Quarterly Trends in the Traffic, 2d Quarter FY2000.

Dallas Field Division, Quarterly Trends in the Traffic, First Quarter FY2000.

Denver Field Division, Quarterly Trends in the Traffic, First Quarter FY2000.

Detroit Field Division, Quarterly Trends in the Traffic, First Quarter FY2000.

Drug Intelligence Brief: An Overview of Club Drugs, February 2000.

El Paso Intelligence Center

Daily Summaries.
Pipeline/Convoy Data, 1999.

Letter to the Illinois Chemical and Fertilizer Association, 9 November 1999, <>. 

Miami Field Division, Quarterly Trends in the Traffic, First Quarter FY2000.

NNICC Report 1998: The Supply of Illicit Drugs to the United States (Preliminary Draft).

St. Louis Field Division, Quarterly Trends in the Traffic, First Quarter FY2000.

Federal Bureau of Investigation

Chicago Field Office, 1999 Annual Field Office Report.

National Drug Intelligence Center

Interagency Nigerian Organized Crime Initiative: Initial Analysis of Chicago, October 1999.
Joint Assessment of MDMA Trafficking Trends, July 2000.
National Drug Intelligence Digest,

Vol. 1, No. 4, "Emerging Drugs, MDMA: America's Teens Are Self-Destructing," 1998.

Vol. 3, No. 1, "Methamphetamine in America", January 2000.

NDIC National Gang Survey-2000, unpublished data.

NDIC National Drug Threat Survey

Responses from Illinois:

Alton Police Department
Aurora Police Department
Brown County Sheriff's Department
Calhoun County Sheriff's Department
Chicago Police Department
Decatur Police Department
Grundy County Sheriff's Office
Hardin County Sheriff's Department
Kane County Sheriff's Office
Macon County Sheriff's Department
Madison County Sheriff's Department
Putnam County Sheriff's Department
Rockford Police Department
Springfield Police Department
Winnebago County Sheriff's Department

Responses from other states:


Office of Justice Programs

Bureau of Justice Statistics, Criminal Victimization and Perceptions of Community Safety in 12 Cities, 1998, May 1999.

National Institute of Justice and Office of National Drug Control Policy, Crack, Powder Cocaine, and Heroin: Drug Purchase and Use Patterns in Six U.S. Cities, December 1997.

National Institute of Justice

Arrestee Drug Abuse Monitoring Program (ADAM)

1998 Annual Report on Cocaine Use.
1998 Annual Report on Marijuana Use.
1998 Annual Report on Opiate Use.
1999 Adult Program Findings.
Press Release, 29 April 1999.

U.S. Attorney, Northern District of Illinois

1998 Drug Control Strategic Plan.
Drug Control Strategic Plan, Northern District of Illinois, 23 March 1998.

U.S. Department of Transportation

Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Illinois 1997 Commodity Flow Survey, December 1999.
Pocket Guide to Transportation, December 1999.
TranStats-Truck Movements in America: Shipments From, To, Within, and Through States, May 1997.

U.S. Sentencing Commission, 1998 Datafile, OPAFY98.

Winnipeg Free Press, "Ecstasy Drug World's Rising Star," 6 August 2000.

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