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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Figure 1. Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area
Figure 2. Greatest Drug Threat to the Ohio HIDTA Region, as Reported by State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Number of Respondents
Figure 3. Ohio HIDTA Region Transportation Infrastructure
Figure 4. Drug Most Associated With Violent Crime in the Ohio HIDTA Region as Reported by State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Number of Respondents
Figure 5. Drug Most Associated With Property Crime in the Ohio HIDTA Region as Reported by State and Local Law Enforcement Agencies, by Number of Respondents
Figure 6. Number of Specific Drug Mentions Among Unintentional Fatal Drug Poisonings, Ohio, 2000-2007
Table 1. Illicit Drugs Seized Through Ohio HIDTA Initiatives, in Kilograms, 2009
Table 2. Drug Trafficking Organizations Distributing Illicit Drugs, Ohio HIDTA Region, 2009
Table 3. Methamphetamine Laboratory Seizures, by County, Ohio HIDTA, 2005-2009
Table 4. Substance Abuse Treatment Admissions, by Drug, Ohio HIDTA, SFY2005-SFY2009
The distribution and abuse of cocaine pose the greatest drug threat to the Ohio High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) region. Heroin is expected to overtake cocaine as the greatest drug threat in the near term because of the increasing availability and abuse of Mexican heroin. Marijuana and controlled prescription drugs (CPDs) are widely available throughout the HIDTA region, while the availability of MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine, also known as ecstasy) and methamphetamine varies.
The following are significant strategic drug threat developments in the Ohio HIDTA region:
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a. Smurfing is the practice of having multiple individuals buy pseudoephedrine at or below the legal limit from various locations.
b. Death certificates are used in the United States for administrative and public health purposes. The registration processes remain labor intensive and employ disparate and limited automated procedures. Manual certificate preparation, including the personal delivery of records to physicians for signature, and labor-intensive processing of paper records locally and at State Offices of Vital Records all contribute to slowing registration and delaying the availability of death data.
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