›› Georgia: Drug
Historically, the southeastern United States, especially the Atlanta metropolitan
area, has been an important transshipment center for the movement of illicit
drugs. Georgia, and especially Atlanta, has changed dramatically to both
a transshipment center and a local distribution center for Mexico-based drug
Cocaine is one of the major drugs of choice for abusers throughout the
Southeast, and is readily available at both the wholesale and retail levels.
Mexico-based traffickers control the majority of cocaine transported into
the state. Crack cocaine is also a serious problem within Georgia.
Heroin availability remains stable in the Atlanta area and is available in
other cities within Georgia. The Port of Savannah is a target for Colombian
The majority of the meth seized in Georgia has originated from Mexico, California,
and Texas. Mexico-based traffickers control the market for imported meth
- Club Drugs
The most popular Club Drugs abused in Georgia are MDMA and GHB. Ecstasy is readily
available in Atlanta's nightclubs; however, "Rave" parties and concerts targeting a younger population are minimal.
Marijuana remains the most widely abused drug in Georgia. Mexican nationals control the
vast majority of all imported marijuana within Georgia.