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National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment 2007

Publication Date: November 2006

Document ID: 2006-Q0317-004

This assessment provides a strategic overview and outlook of the threat to the United States from the illicit trafficking and abuse of methamphetamine.

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National Methamphetamine Threat Assessment 2007.



Strategic Findings


Intelligence Gaps


OCDETF Regional Methamphetamine Summaries
   Florida/Caribbean OCDETF Region
   Great Lakes OCDETF Region
   Mid-Atlantic OCDETF Region
   New England OCDETF Region
   New York/New Jersey OCDETF Region
   Pacific OCDETF Region
   Southeast OCDETF Region
   Southwest OCDETF Region
   West Central OCDETF Region

Appendix A. Maps

Appendix B. Tables


List of Figures

Figure 1. Reported methamphetamine laboratory seizures, 2001-2006.
Figure 2. Reported methamphetamine superlab seizures, 2001-2006.
Figure 3. Primary methamphetamine admissions, 2000-2004.
Figure 4. Estimated number of methamphetamine users dependent on or abusing illicit drugs or stimulants, 2002-2004.
Figure 5. Percentage of primary methamphetamine or amphetamine admissions, by route of administration, 1993-2004.
Figure 6. Nine OCDETF regions.

List of Tables

Table 1. Trends in Percentage of Past Year Methamphetamine Use, 2002-2005
Table 2. Adolescent Trends in Percentage of Past Year Methamphetamine Use, 2000-2005
Table 3. Federal-Wide Methamphetamine Seizures, in Kilograms, 2000-2006
Table 4. Methamphetamine-Related Arrests, United States, 2001-2006
Table 5. Average Purity of Methamphetamine Samples Tested, by Percentage, 2002-2005

Strategic Findings

  • Sharp decreases in domestic methamphetamine production since 2003 have been offset by increased production in Mexico for U.S. distribution by Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs).

  • Recent strong chemical control efforts in Mexico may be challenging Mexican DTOs' ability to maintain their current high level of methamphetamine production.

  • Mexican DTOs and criminal groups are expanding their position relative to methamphetamine distribution, particularly ice methamphetamine, including in the eastern United States.


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