›› Colorado: Drug Climate

The marijuana, methamphetamine, cocaine, and heroin distribution in Colorado is controlled mainly by Mexican trafficking organizations. Club drugs are primarily distributed by independent traffickers with various supply sources, both overseas and within the United States. Street gangs connected to criminal organizations in California, Texas, and Mexico facilitate all types of drug distribution throughout the state.

Did you know . . .
- The number of Coloradans using meth has more than doubled from 2000 to 2005.
- The 2007 New Year's holiday, the number of DUI arrests in Colorado hit a new high.
- 80 percent of inmates in the Colorado prison system have substance-abuse problems.


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