›› Nevada: Drug
The primary drug of concern in Nevada is meth. Additionally, cocaine and crack
cocaine use in urban areas are of great concern.
Cocaine is moderately available in northern Nevada and is readily available
throughout southern Nevada. Crack cocaine is easily accessible in the urban
areas of Nevada.
The most prevalent type of heroin in Nevada is what is known as Mexican black
tar heroin. It is smuggled into Nevada by Mexican drug trafficking organizations.
The most commonly abused drug in Nevada is meth. Nevada imports meth as well
as producing it. Meth is brought into Nevada via ground transportation by
organized Mexican drug trafficking groups.
- Club Drugs
Club drugs are readily available in cities located in the southern section
of Nevada, particularly Las Vegas. Club drugs such as ecstasy, ghb, and lsd
are trafficked and abused in local nightclubs, adult entertainment clubs,
and at raves.
The primary source of marijuana for Nevada is through Mexican poly-drug groups.
Over the last year, there has been an increase in the cultivation of indoor
marijuana in the Las Vegas area. In June 2001, Assembly Bill 453 was signed
into law and made Nevada the ninth state in the U.S. where patients can use
marijuana for medicinal purposes. In addition, the new state law which went
into effect October 1, 2001, decriminalizes possession of small amounts (ounce
quantity or less) of marijuana, which previously was a state felony.