›› Mississippi: Drug
The state of Mississippi is a major transshipment point for bulk quantities
of illegal drugs from the Southwest Border to points north and east. Mississippi
is also experiencing an increase in methamphetamine manufacture, which is
a significant concern of law enforcement.
Cocaine, which is being distributed and abused throughout Mississippi,
is the most problematic, high-threat drug for communities and law enforcement.
Cocaine distribution in Mississippi is primarily controlled by African-American
gangs and independent traffickers.
Heroin is currently not a problem drug or drug of choice in Mississippi. Heroin
seen in Mississippi is normally that seized in highway interdiction stops
en route to large cities in the north and east such as Chicago or Atlanta.
The recent increase in methamphetamine manufacture, importation, use, and addiction
is of great concern throughout Mississippi. Methamphetamine labs, using the
chemical anhydrous ammonia and cold pills, are now frequently encountered
by law enforcement throughout Mississippi, mostly in rural communities.
- Club Drugs
The most popular Club Drug is MDMA "ecstasy." Club
drugs are popular in Mississippi among a select group, primarily middle-to-upper-class
young adult Caucasians. GHB and Ketamine are not currently known to be widely
available or popular in Mississippi.
Marijuana is being regularly sold and used by some from all ethnic and socioeconomic
groups in Mississippi. The marijuana being distributed and used in Mississippi
is primarily from Mexico.