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Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area Drug Market Analysis 2010

Publication Date: May 2010

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Document ID: 2010-R0813-015

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 - Drug Markets
   Primary Markets
      Kansas City, Kansas/Missouri
      Omaha, Nebraska
      St. Louis, Missouri
      Des Moines/Cedar Rapids, Iowa

   Secondary Markets
       Fargo/Grand Forks, North Dakota
       Sioux City, Iowa/Sioux Falls, South Dakota
       Springfield, Missouri
       Wichita, Kansas, Area


List of Figures

Figure 1. Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Figure 2. Greatest Drug Threat in the Midwest HIDTA Region as Reported by State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Number of Respondents
Figure 3. Methamphetamine Clandestine Laboratory Seizures, by Midwest HIDTA States, 2005-2009
Figure 4. Change in Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures, Midwest HIDTA Counties, 2008 and 2009
Figure 5. Midwest HIDTA Transportation Infrastructure

List of Figures in Appendix A

Map 1. Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures in Missouri, by County, 2009

Strategic Drug Threat Developments

The Midwest High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) region is a significant transit area for illicit drugs. Its central geographic location is widely used by traffickers who transport methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and other illicit drugs into the area from Southwest Border and Northern Border locations en route to midwestern and northeastern markets, including Chicago and New York. Mexican drug trafficking organizations (DTOs) dominate wholesale methamphetamine, cocaine, heroin, and marijuana distribution in the HIDTA region. African American, Hispanic, and Caucasian traffickers operate at the midlevel and retail level.

The widespread availability and abuse of methamphetamine and cocaine and associated violence, the local production of methamphetamine, increased Mexican heroin availability and abuse, and controlled prescription drug (CPD) abuse are the most significant drug concerns in the HIDTA region.

The following are significant, strategic drug threat developments in the Midwest HIDTA region:

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