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Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2010

Publication Date: May 2010

Document ID: 2010-R0813-009Cover image of Gulf Coast HIDTA Drug Market Analysis 2010.

Archived on: September 1, 2011. 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


Appendix A. Tables



List of Figures

Figure 1. Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area

List of Tables

Table 1. Gulf Coast HIDTA Initiative Seizures, by Drug, in Kilograms, 2009

List of Tables in Appendix A

Table A1. Cannabis Plants Eradicated at Indoor Grow Sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, 2005-2009
Table A2. Cannabis Plants Eradicated at Outdoor Grow Sites in Alabama, Arkansas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, 2005-2009
Table A3. Methamphetamine Laboratories Seized in Gulf Coast HIDTA Counties, 2005-2009

Strategic Drug Threat Developments

The principal drug threats to the Gulf Coast High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) region are the distribution and abuse of cocaine and the production, distribution, and abuse of methamphetamine. In addition, the abuse of chemically infused herbal mixtures, such as K2, Spice, Genie, and Mojo, which imitate the effects of marijuana, poses an emerging threat to the region.

The following are significant strategic drug threat developments in the Gulf Coast HIDTA region:

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a. Pseudoephedrine smurfing is a method used by some methamphetamine producers to acquire large quantities of pseudoephedrine by enlisting the assistance of several friends or associates to make purchases at or below the legal thresholds from multiple retail locations.

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