Nine counties in Michigan have been designated a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) – a designation that allows more funds and personnel to be assigned to fight the problem. An analysis from the Michigan HIDTA office tells us what drugs are trafficked in this region.
The Michigan HIDTA region is made up of nine counties, including Genesee, Macomb, Oakland, Washtenaw, and Wayne in eastern Michigan, and Allegan, Kalamazoo, Kent, and Van Buren in western Michigan. The population of these counties is approximately 5.8 million. Detroit, Flint, Grand Rapids, and Kalamazoo are the primary drug markets in this region and serve as distribution centers for smaller drug markets within the region and in neighboring states. Here are some of the highlights from a report from the HIDTA office:
Distribution cocaine poses the most significant drug threat to the Michigan HIDTA region. However, cocaine has increased in price and decreased in purity.
Law enforcement officials in Michigan have noted that young Caucasians are increasingly abusing heroin, often switching to heroin after abusing prescription opioids. Property crimes associated with heroin use have increased.
Marijuana production has increased in Michigan. Since Michigan has medical marijuana laws, it is difficult for law enforcement to distinguish between licit and illicit supplies.
Unlike many other states where the threat of methamphetamine has faded, the manufacture and use of meth in Michigan is still substantial.
While there has long been an MDMA (Ecstasy) smuggling route from from Canada into the U.S., in recent years, more MDMA is being manufactured in the U.S.
Something can be done about the problems of drug use and addiction. If you know someone who is in need of help, they need the support of Michigan drug rehabs to get and stay sober.
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