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Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2009

Publication Date: March 2009

Document ID: 2009-R0813-029

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Archived on: July 1, 2010. 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 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



List of Figures

Figure 1. Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Figure 2. Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures, Rocky Mountain HIDTA Counties, 2004-2008
Figure 3. Indoor Grow Operation Powered by a 20,000-Watt Diesel Generator

List of Tables

Table 1. Law Enforcement Responses to the National Drug Threat Survey 2009 Pertaining to Methamphetamine, Rocky Mountain HIDTA Region
Table 2. Drug Distribution, by Group, Rocky Mountain HIDTA Region, 2008


Figure 1. Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

Map showing the Rocky Mountain High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area.

This assessment provides a strategic overview of the illicit drug situation in the Rocky Mountain 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 Rocky Mountain HIDTA.


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