›› Louisiana: Drug
The most common way of drug trafficking into Louisiana is overland utilizing private and commercial vehicles. Colombian,
Mexican and Caribbean traffickers are largely responsible for the transportation and distribution of cocaine, crack,
methamphetamine and marijuana into Louisiana.
Cocaine is widely used and trafficked throughout Louisiana. Due to high rates
of violent crime in Louisiana, crack cocaine is the foremost concern of
Heroin distribution and abuse is not a significant threat in Louisiana, with
the exception of the greater New Orleans area.
Methamphetamine is now competing with marijuana as the drug of choice. Meth
labs are found principally in isolated, rural communities.
- Club Drugs
Club Drug abuse and distribution among young people is on the rise in Louisiana.
The university crowd is very involved in the distribution and abuse of club
drugs. LSD, GHB, and Ketamine are also available throughout the state.
Marijuana use in Louisiana is on the increase, especially among youth ranging
from ages 18-20. While cost and availability is a possible factor, there
is a belief among those buying and selling that there is a small chance of
being caught by law enforcement.