›› Arkansas: Drug
The availability and rate of drug abuse in Arkansas remain high coinciding with
the smuggling of methamphetamine, cocaine, and marijuana, the drugs of choice,
for local consumption and further distribution.
Both cocaine and crack cocaine are a significant drug threat in Arkansas.
A significant portion of the violent crimes in Arkansas are directly associated with distribution and abuse of crack cocaine
in both the inner city and rural areas.
The rate of admissions for heroin abuse at drug treatment clinics is low compared to neighboring states. Heroin is not viewed
as a significant threat by the Arkansas drug law enforcement.
The distribution and abuse of Mexican and locally produced methamphetamine continue to rise and are a significant issue in Arkansas.
The majority of meth abused in Arkansas is by the Caucasian working class.
- Club Drugs
The popularity and demand for club drugs in Arkansas is rising. Ecstasy, LSD, GHB, and Ketamine are readily available. Ecstasy,
which is the most popular, is perhaps the greatest future threat the Arkansas youth.
Mexican and domestically produced marijuana is abundantly available in Arkansas. Marijuana grown locally in Arkansas is distributed to other states, including Mississippi and Texas.