Vermont has a significant problem with drug trafficking. The state’s long, porous, and sparsely populated border with Canada has created a challenge for law enforcement. Much of the cocaine supply comes from Montreal. Marijuana, heroin and cocaine are smuggled into the state from Boston, Chicago and Florida. Cocaine abuse is a sizeable problem in Vermont. It is most popular with affluent young college students and women. Heroin is available in Vermont’s cities in small amounts. Most of the heroin users distribute the drug among themselves. Methamphetamine has yet to gain a foothold in Vermont. There is very little methamphetamine available in the state and with the ban on ephedrine products, secret production laboratories are few and far between. Club drug use is rising throughout the state. Much of the supply of MDMA (ecstasy), GHB, LSD and PCP comes into Vermont from Canada. A significant portion of the supply is comprised of counterfeit pills.
Marijuana is the drug of choice in Vermont. The potent variety known as BC Bud enters the state from Canada, often carried across the border in backpacks. The prevalence of locally grown marijuana is on the rise. Abuse of prescription medications, like OxyContin, methadone and Xanax, as well as steroids are becoming commonplace in Vermont. The easy access to the drugs, including steroids, is the new reality in Vermont.
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The Division of Alcohol and Drug Abuse Programs, Department of Health
108 Cherry Street, P.O. Box 70, Burlington, Vermont 05402
White River 802-295-7611
White River Junction 802-773-5575
Call (802) 526-3178