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Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2008

Publication Date: May 2008

Document ID: 2008-R0813-015

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

Cover image for Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2008.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 coordinated 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


Drug Markets
     Primary Markets
          Kansas City (Kansas/Missouri) Area
          Omaha (Nebraska) Area
          St. Louis (Missouri) Area
     Secondary Markets
          Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Area
          Des Moines (Iowa) Area
          Fargo/Grand Forks (North Dakota) Area
          Sioux City (Iowa)/Sioux Falls (South Dakota) Area
          Springfield (Missouri) Area
          Wichita (Kansas) Area



List of Figures

Figure 1. Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.
Figure 2. Methamphetamine Clandestine Laboratory Seizures, by Midwest HIDTA State, 2003-2007
Figure 3. Methamphetamine laboratory seizures in Missouri, 2007.
Figure 4. Midwest HIDTA region transportation infrastructure.

List of Tables

Table 1. Drugs in the Midwest HIDTA, by Retail Distributor and Market, 2008
Table 2. Comparison of Pseudoephedrine Control Legislation, by Midwest HIDTA State


This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the Midwest 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 Midwest HIDTA region.

Figure 1. Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

Map showing the Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.


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