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High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis

Publication Date: June 2007

Document ID: 2007-R0813-003

Archived on:  July 1, 2009. This document may contain dated information. It remains available to provide access to historical materials.

This assessment is an outgrowth of a partnership between the NDIC and HIDTA Program for preparation of annual assessments depicting drug trafficking trends and developments in HIDTA Program areas. The report has been vetted with the HIDTA, is limited in scope to HIDTA jurisdictional boundaries, and draws upon a wide variety of sources within those boundaries.

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Strategic Drug Threat Developments

HIDTA Overview

Drug Threat Overview

Drug Trafficking Organizations




Drug-Related Crime


Illicit Finance



List of Figures

Figure 1. Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

List of Tables

Table 1. HIDTA Initiative Drug Seizure Data, in Kilograms, 2006
Table 2. Number of Cannabis Plants Eradicated in Georgia at Indoor and Outdoor Grow Sites, 2002-2006
Table 3. Number of Methamphetamine Laboratories Seized in Georgia, 2001-2006
Table 4. Georgia State Highway Patrol Drug and Currency Seizures Atlanta HIDTA Region, 2006
Table 5. Retail-Level Drug Distributors in the Atlanta HIDTA Region
Table 6. Number of Primary Drug Treatment Admissions in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area, SFY2002-SFY2006


This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA), highlighting significant trends and law enforcement concerns related to the trafficking and abuse of illicit drugs. The report was prepared through detailed analysis of recent law enforcement reporting, information obtained through interviews with law enforcement and public health officials, and available statistical data. The report is designed to provide policymakers, resource planners, and law enforcement officials with a focused discussion of key drug issues and developments facing the Atlanta HIDTA region.

Figure 1. Atlanta High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Map showing the Atlanta HIDTA area of responsibility including the city of Atlanta with a population of over 250,000; Cobb, Gwinnett, Fulton, and DeKalb counties; and Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Also shown are the nearby cities of Chattanooga, Tennessee, and Columbus and Athens, Georgia with populations between 100,000 and 249,999. Roswell, Sandy Springs, and Macon are communities with populations between 75,000 and 99,999. Interstates I-20, I-25, and I-85 cross at Atlanta. I-285 is a beltway around Atlanta and I-575 and I-985 are spurs off the main interstates.


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