In the last ten years, North Carolina has experienced a huge increase in drug trafficking. The state’s large rural area, influx of migrants and large mountainous area are some of the reasons for this growth. Heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana are all available in North Carolina. Law enforcement in the state has stepped up their efforts to control the drug trafficking.
Cocaine is shipped from North Carolina, particularly from the northeastern part of the state, into Virginia and Pennsylvania. Cocaine is converted into crack cocaine, but addiction has remained stable for the past ten years. Heroin use has been dropping over the past 20 years in North Carolina. Despite the purity and low price of the drug, heroin use is confined, for the most part, to the inner cities of the state.
Methamphetamine use continues to increase in North Carolina. It is available throughout the state and the trade is growing. This has contributed to the rise in crime. Marijuana, including the potent BC Bud variety from Canada, is available throughout the state.
Presription drug abuse is growing like other states throughout the nation.
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