Downtown Kansas City has one of the largest railroad hubs in the country. This fact makes drugs come into Kansas easily. The majority of drugs enter the state from Mexico and is controlled by the same cartel. The cartel is organized and plays a crucial role in the flow of drugs into Kansas.
Powder and crack cocaine are easily accessible throughout Kansas. The cocaine is smuggled in from Arizona, Texas and California. A large amount of cocaine is transported from Kansas to the Northeastern states.
Mexican black tar and white heroin are in good supply in Kansas. The heroin is distributed in very small amounts (about $10 each). Despite the heroin’s quality and purity, the prices continue to fall. Law enforcement data suggests that heroin use is on the decline in Kansas. The biggest reason for the decline of heroin use is the easy availability of methamphetamine.
Despite a ban on ephedrine and pseudoephedrine (the active ingredient in cough medicine) methamphetamine labs continue to appear throughout Kansas. Locally produced and Mexican methamphetamine are available in all areas of the state. Local labs tend to be small and are either mobile or hidden in remote rural areas.
Club drugs are increasing in use and abuse with college students in Kansas. Clubs and rave parties have abundant amounts of MDMA, LSD, GHB, PCP and ketamine on college campuses.
The shipment and distribution of marijuana is on the rise in Kansas City. Locally produced marijuana is also on the rise. The homegrown marijuana is stronger and more expensive.
Oxycontin is a big problem in Kansas. It is preferred by its users over street drugs such as heroin due to the consistnent purity and quality. Hydrocodone, xanax, valium, Demerol, dilaudid, Lortab, Percocet, Phenobarbitol and Prozac are also abused in Kansas.
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