Massachusetts is surrounded by a large coastline. This has meant that many drug cartels have infiltrated the state. Cocaine, marijuana, methamphetamine and heroin are the drugs most abused in Massachusetts. The drug trade is primarily controlled by Colombian and Dominican traffickers.
Cocaine is easily available throughout Massachusetts. It comes into the state either from New York, Florida, Georgia or the Mexico-U.S. border. Cocaine is often inadvertently shipped through the mail. The majority of powder cocaine is converted to crack cocaine. It is this form of cocaine that has created the biggest problem.
Heroin is a problem in Massachusetts, though not as big a problem as cocaine. The street distribution of heroin is controlled by various street gangs. This has led to an upswing in violent crimes in Massachusetts.
Methamphetamine is available throughout the state. The main supply of the drug comes from California. The diligence of law enforcement has limited the number of methamphetamine laboratories. Methamphetamine users are typically in their twenties and thirties.
Club drugs are a problem in Massachusetts. Ecstasy is the most abused drug and readily available. Club drugs are abused by students at rave parties and nightclubs. They come into the state from New York and other surrounding states. The club drug trade in Massachusetts is controlled by gangs. Ketamine has been diverted from legitimate sources such as veterinary clinics.
Marijuana is a constant challenge in Massachusetts. Most of the supply comes from the Southern states, with a recent influx of marijuana from Jamaica and Colombia. BC Bud, a stronger and purer form of marijuana, enters the state from Canada. Homegrown production of marijuana is limited because of the strict enforcement of state forest lands.
Oxycodone products are heavily abused in Massachusetts. OxyContin, Percocet, Roxicet, methadone, Vicodin, Xanax and Percodan are all abused in great quantity in Massachusetts.
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