Heroin, powder Cocaine, crack Cocaine, and Marijuana are the four most available, popular, and trafficked illegal drugs in Delaware.
While OxyContin appears to be less available, other diverted pharmaceutical drugs remain available to users in Delaware.
While Philadelphia’s street corner distribution networks are generally considered the main sources of supply for drugs sold to users in Delaware, intelligence indicates that local distribution networks are also directly supplied by trafficking organizations based in New York.
Heroin, or opiate trafficking and distribution are the DEA Philadelphia Division’s top enforcement priorities. Investigations reveal that trafficking organizations, in search of new customers, higher profits, and less law enforcement, are relocating from the inner city neighborhoods of Pennsylvania and New York into Delaware. This trend remains a significant concern to state and local law enforcement, community, and treatment officials.
Cocaine: Cocaine, in powder and crack forms, remains increasingly available and popular in Delaware. Both forms are available in various quantities to users located both in the inner city neighborhoods of Wilmington as well as in smaller cities and towns across the state.
Philadelphia and New York City remain the primary source areas of Cocaine distributed in Delaware. While some distributors continue to travel to Philadelphia to purchase Cocaine and crack Cocaine, distributors also travel to New York to purchase large quantities of powder Cocaine for distribution to local users or to “cook” and sell as crack Cocaine. However, as with Heroin, more recent reports indicate that traffickers and distributors from source areas are moving into Wilmington to distribute large quantities of Cocaine.
Heroin: Heroin is available primarily in northern Delaware, as distributors relocate from source cities (Philadelphia and New York) to Wilmington in order to escape the attention of law enforcement, attract new customers, and sell to existing customers from surrounding areas, including southeastern Pennsylvania and Maryland. Although Philadelphia is the primary source for Heroin distributors and users in Delaware, reports indicate that larger quantities of Heroin were also available and distributed in Wilmington. The relocation of trafficking and distribution organizations over the last few years resulted in the increased availability of Heroin in locations once dominated by powder Cocaine, crack Cocaine, and other drugs – including Delaware.
The increasing availability of cheaper, higher purity Heroin over the last few years has caused concern in Delaware over a growing Heroin use problem that reaches all socioeconomic backgrounds. Heroin is popular among teens and young adults, who consume Heroin either by itself or in combination with Cocaine or alcohol, a combination that typically leads to overdose deaths. In Delaware, the perception of Heroin remaining a problem only in the region’s major metropolitan areas is no longer accurate. Opiate addiction is best treated with a inpatient medical detox, or professional drug treatment center.
Methamphetamine: Though not nearly as popular as Heroin, Cocaine, or crack Cocaine, Methamphetamine, Crystal Meth is attractive because of its longer lasting high and because users can easily produce their own Methamphetamine with readily available recipes, precursor chemicals or ingredients, and equipment.
Marijuana: is readily available in varying quantities in Delaware, such that it is easily obtained and used by individuals from a variety of ethnic populations and socioeconomic sectors. Recreational use of Marijuana is popular among high school and college age students. Adults remain the predominant users of Marijuana, especially in large social gatherings, such as rock concerts. Reports indicate that Marijuana is typically smoked in combination with crack Cocaine, Heroin, and PCP.
Prescription Drug: Current investigations indicate that diversion of immediate release Oxycodone products (such as Percocet, Percodan, and Roxicet) continue to be a prescription drug addiction problem in Delaware. Primary methods of diversion being reported are illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, especially pharmacy technicians who are not licensed in Delaware, “doctor shopping” or “pill mills” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical), forged prescriptions, and the Internet. Prescription drug abuse is best treated through a medical detox. This is ample reason for Delaware drug rehab, and Delaware drug detox attention state wide immediately.
Addiction to drugs and alcohol in the United States has become a real epidemic. Instead of treating drug addicts like criminals we believe people suffering from pain pill addiction, alcoholism and other drug addictions should have a comfortable drug detox to ensure long lasting sobriety and clean time. We believe that inpatient detox is the most effective way of dealing with drug or alcohol withdrawal, and treating drug or alcohol addiction.