›› Tennessee: Drug
To effectively combat the drug problem in Tennessee, DEA, local police departments,
state agencies, and other federal law enforcement agencies are working together
in a cooperative effort to increase the impact of drug law enforcement on
The primary drug of abuse in the State of Tennessee is cocaine, and
to a lesser extent, crack. Many of the violent crimes in the state are directly
associated with the distribution and abuse of cocaine and crack cocaine.
Heroin abuse in the state of Tennessee is limited. The drugs of choice for
the local addict population are diverted pharmaceutical drugs, such as Percodan,
Percocet, and Oxycodone.
Second only to cocaine trafficking in the state of Tennessee is the local manufacturing
of methamphetamine. Clandestine meth labs in central and southeastern Tennessee
have reached epidemic proportions. It has been estimated that there is at
least one methamphetamine lab either located or seized somewhere in the state
- Club Drugs
Tennessee has a growing "Club Drugs'
problem, with MDMA (ecstasy), LSD and GHB being the most common drugs of abuse.
Locally grown cannabis has been Tennessee's largest cash crop for the past
ten years, surpassing even tobacco.