›› Maryland: Drug
Maryland is situated on the north end of the mid-Atlantic region and bisected
by Interstate-95. Maryland's drug situation is complicated by the presence
of two major metropolitan areas in the state: Baltimore and its surrounding
counties in the northern part of the state, and the suburban counties of
Washington, DC, in southern Maryland.
Cocaine and crack abuse and distribution pose a significant threat throughout
the state of Maryland, particularly in cities situated near Washington, DC.
Wholesale levels of cocaine are readily available via suppliers in New York
City and the southwestern U.S.
Heroin is commonly abused throughout Maryland but is most problematic in and
around the city of Baltimore. The enormous demand for heroin in the Baltimore
metropolitan area led to an increase in the drug's abuse among teens and
young adults, who routinely drive into the city to obtain heroin for themselves
and other local abusers. Highly pure heroin - "raw" -
marketed toward suburban users is sometimes packaged in vials (much like
Meth is not in high demand nor is it widely available in Maryland.
- Club Drugs
Baltimore maintains a thriving "rave" and
nightclub scene in which club drugs, usually Ecstasy (MDMA), are abused. Club
drugs such as Ketamine, GHB and others do not carry the same demand nor availability
The most widely-abused drug in Maryland, marijuana remains easily available
in every part of the state.