›› Massachusetts: Drug
Cocaine and heroin continue to be the primary drugs of abuse in the state of
Massachusetts. With the rise in pharmacy robberies, OxyContin has become
an extremely popular heroin substitute, as well as its use in conjunction
Cocaine continues to be readily available from gram to kilogram quantities
throughout Massachusetts. Crack Cocaine is obtained from New York, Florida,
and Puerto Rico, and is converted locally as well. Abuse remains widespread
and crack has been reported as the drug of choice.
High-quality heroin is available from gram to kilogram quantities throughout
the state of Massachusetts. Abuse remains widespread, with continued reports
of heroin overdose deaths and incidences occurring throughout Massachusetts.
Meth has a limited availability in Massachusetts. Meth is reportedly abused
at "rave" parties
by young adults between the ages of 18 to 25; however, individuals in their
late 30s to early 40s also abuse the drug.
- Club Drugs
Ecstasy and ketamine are readily available. MDMA is found at rave parties,
legitimate nightclubs, and on college campuses across the state. Ketamine
has been diverted from legitimate sources such as veterinary clinics and
abused at legitimate nightclubs across the state, particularly in the greater
Boston area. GHB is widely available, particularly in western Massachusetts.
Marijuana remains readily available in all areas of the state with the majority
of product originating in Mexico or the southwestern United States. Personal
use quantities of hashish continue to arrive in Boston on flights from the
Netherlands and other source countries.