In 2008 most of the drugs such as methamphetamine, marijuana, cocaine and heroin were brought into Montana by Mexican poly-drug trafficking organizations. They also partially supply Colorado, the southwest border, the Pacific Northwest and Mexico. Smaller organizations bring marijuana into Montana across the Canadian border. The primary drug in Montana is methamphetamine due to the production and use. Although not widely available, cocaine is available in larger communities in Montana.
This drug is a very powerful and addictive stimulant that affects the brain. A form of cocaine that has been processed to form a substance that is smoked is called crack. The trafficking of crack cocaine is primarily limited to the Billings area; this is where street gangs control the market. They are also responsible for sourcing some of the cocaine supply in California and Chicago.
This drug is a very addictive drug that comes from opium. This drug can be injected, snorted or smoked. Heroin is not frequently found in Montana but in Missoula, heroin is much more available because it’s near Washington.
This is an extremely addictive drug; this stimulant affects the central nervous system. Methamphetamine seems to be the most serious when it comes to drug problems in Montana. In western Montana, Mexican methamphetamine is quite available. Several small local laboratory operators produce moderate quantities of methamphetamine for local distribution or personal use. This is a major concern for their law enforcement.
Is also called ecstasy on the streets it is a synthetic mind altering drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine like properties. In larger communities and on college campuses, club drugs like MDMA can be found but isn’t widely available throughout the state.
This is a mind altering drug that is made up of dried shredded leaves, stems, seeds, and flowers from the hemp plant. This drug is smuggled in from Mexico mostly from Mexican trafficking organizations. “BC Bud” is a more potent form of marijuana and is steadily becoming popular and quite available. This is smuggled into Montana quite often across the Canadian border and from there; it is trans-shipped to other areas of the U.S. Marijuana is the drug that is both used and abused the most in Montana.
In 2008 Vicodin appeared to be a problem and some of the ways the drug was obtained was through forged prescriptions and employee theft. Xanax, Valium and Adderall were also commonly abused prescription drugs in Montana.
U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
MDMA @ 3Dchem.com: http://www.3dchem.com/moremolecules.asp?ID=60&othername=MDMA
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