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This is an NDIC product. National Drug Intelligence Center 
California Northern and Eastern Districts Drug Threat Assessment 
January 2001


State Sources

Fresno Police Department, interview by author, 1 June 2000.

Newmeyer, John A., Patterns and Trends of Drug Abuse in the San Francisco Bay Area, 1999.

Oakland Tribune, 15 September 1999.

Orange County Register, 13 September 1999.

The Orion (Chico), 12 April 2000.

Sacramento County Sheriff's Department, interview by author, 18 May 2000.

San Francisco Chronicle, 29 August 1998.

San Francisco Police Department, interview by author, 18 May 2000.

San Mateo Narcotics Task Force, interview by author, 31 May 2000.

Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team, interview by author, 1 June 2000.

State of California

Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Facts and Figures on Alcohol and Other Drugs, November 1998.
Department of Corrections, interview by author, 5 June 2000.
Department of Justice, Methamphetamine: California's Deadly "Speed" Trap; California Methamphetamine Strategy (CALMS), Annual Report, June 1999.

Bureau of Investigation

California Gangs in the Next Millennium, reprinted May 1999.
Intelligence Operations Bulletin, April 1995, November 1996, March 1997, April 1997, June 1997, May 1999, November 1999.

Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement

1998 Annual Activity Summary.
"Santa Clara County Specialized Enforcement Team Memorandum," 1997.
Modesto, interview by author, 18 May 2000.
Stanislaus Drug Enforcement Agency, interview by author, 18 May and 1 June 2000.

Health and Human Services Agency, Department of Alcohol and Drug Programs, Indicators of Alcohol and Drug Abuse, April 2000.


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Other Sources

American Embassy, The Hague, 191359Z JAN 00.

High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTAs)

Central Valley, interview by author, 19 May 2000.
Northern California, Year 2000 Threat Assessment.

Bay Area Narcotics Information Network, interview by author, 31 May 2000.
Intelligence Group Supervisor, interview by author, 17 May 2000.

Multiagency Gang Enforcement Consortium (MAGEC), interview by author, 2 June 2000.

National Narcotics Intelligence Consumers Committee (NNICC), 1998 Report (Draft).

Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force (OCDETF), case initiation information.

U.S. Customs Service, Alameda, interview by author, May 2000.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

National Institute on Drug Abuse, Division of Epidemiology Services and Prevention Research, Community Epidemiology Work Group, Advance Report: Epidemiologic Trends in Drug Abuse, December 1999.
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Office of Applied Studies

Drug Abuse Warning Network Annual Medical Examiner Data 1998, March 1999.
Mid-Year 1999 Preliminary Emergency Department Data from the Drug Abuse Warning Network, March 2000.

U.S. Department of Justice

Drug Enforcement Administration

Drug Intelligence Brief, Drug Trafficking in the United States, September 1999.

El Paso Intelligence Center

Operation Jetway National Brief, 1 March 2000.
Pipeline/Convoy Statistical Database, 1999.
Seizure Statistics, 1995-1999, 23 February 2000.

Intelligence Division

Crack Cocaine, April 1994.
LSD in the United States, October 1995.

Los Angeles Field Division, interview by author, 21 June 2000.

San Diego Field Division, Trends in the Traffic for the 1st Quarter FY 2000: October-December 1999.

San Francisco Field Division

Fax received 2 June 2000.
Intelligence Group, interview by author, 15 May 2000.
Intelligence Group Supervisor, interview by author, 17 May 2000.

"Northern California--Over 800 Pounds of Opium Seized in a Two Week Period," July 1999.
Southeast Asian Methamphetamine in Northern California, undated, information cutoff date 6 March 2000.

Quarterly Trends in the Traffic Report

3rd Quarter--FY 1999, April 1, 1999-June 30, 1999.
4th Quarter--FY 1999, July 1, 1999-September 30, 1999.
1st Quarter--FY 2000, October 1, 1999-December 31, 1999.

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Los Angeles Field Office, interview by author, 21 June 2000.

National Drug Intelligence Center

Interagency Assessment of MDMA Trafficking Trends, July 2000.
National Street Gang Survey--1998.
NDIC Threat Assessment U.S. Arrival Zone, April 2000.

Office of Justice Programs, Bureau of Justice Statistics, Sourcebook of Criminal Justice Statistics 1998, 1999.

U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of California

Drug Control Strategic Plan, 1998.
Drug Resource Evaluation Survey, 1998.

U.S. Forest Service, Law Enforcement Branch, London, Kentucky, National Forests: Gone to Pot, March 1997.


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