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Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2009

Publication Date: April 2009

Document ID: 2009-R0813-009

Archived on: July 1, 2010. This document may contain dated information. It remains available to provide access to historical materials.

Cover image for Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2009.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


Appendix A


List of Figures

Figure 1. Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Figure 2. Gulf Coast HIDTA Region Transportation Infrastructure

List of Tables

Table 1. Drug Seizures in the Gulf Coast HIDTA Region, in Kilograms, 2008
Table 2. Methamphetamine Laboratories Seized in Gulf Coast HIDTA Counties, 2004-2008
Table 3. Cannabis Plants Eradicated at Outdoor and Indoor Grow Sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, 2004-2008

List of Tables in Appendix A

Table A1. Drug-Related Treatment Admissions to Publicly Funded Facilities in Arkansas, Alabama, Mississippi, and Louisiana, by Drug, 2003-2007


Figure 1. Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Map showing the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the Gulf Coast 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 Gulf Coast HIDTA.


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