In Illinois Methamphetamine is produced in great quantities in rural laboratories and Crystal Meth use is steadily increasing.
Illinois is the major transportation hub and distribution center for illegal drugs throughout the Midwest, due to its geographic location and multi-faceted transportation infrastructure. Commercial trucks, passenger vehicles, package delivery services, air packages or couriers, and railways are the most common means traffickers use to transport drugs into Chicago. The majority of the investigations conducted by the Chicago Division control the distribution and retail sale of Cocaine, Heroin, and Marijuana. Mexico-based trafficking groups are transporting Methamphetamine into Illinois mostly from California and Mexico. Methamphetamine is the principle drug of concern in the rural areas of central and southern Illinois.
Methamphetamine: Illinois is faced with a two-pronged Methamphetamine problem. First, large quantities of Methamphetamine produced by Mexico-based Drug Trafficking Organizations are transported to the state, mostly from California and Mexico. Typically, they use established distribution channels that they use for other drugs. Outlaw motorcycle gangs and Hispanic street gangs control the retail distribution of Crystal Meth. There is increasing evidence that Methamphetamine is being distributed in the Chicago area, most likely the result of rising availability of the drug as more Mexico-produced Methamphetamine destined for markets in other areas transits Chicago. Second, small-scale Methamphetamine laboratories have proliferated greatly in many areas of the state. Methamphetamine is the principal drug of concern in the rural areas of central and southern Illinois.
Cocaine: Cocaine: Mexico-based trafficking organizations transport metric-ton quantities of Cocaine from the southwest border into Illinois—primarily to Chicago—on a regular basis. Brokers arrange the transportation at the southwest border and then travel to the Chicago area to oversee the delivery to local cells.
Heroin: Chicago is unique among American cities in that Heroin from all four source areas-South America, Southeast Asia, Southwest Asia, and to a lesser extent Mexico-is available on a consistent basis from year to year. Until recently, virtually all of the white Heroin available in the Chicago area was smuggled in by Nigerian/West African criminal groups. But investigative intelligence and Domestic Monitor Program results indicate that South American Heroin availability has become more prominent. Purity levels are lower than typically observed in East Coast markets. At the retail level, Heroin is distributed at numerous open-air drug markets, predominantly on the west side of the city, that are controlled by street gangs, such as the Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords.
Marijuana: Marijuana is the most widely available and used illicit drug in Illinois. Mexico-based poly-drug trafficking organizations transport bulk Marijuana shipments concealed with legitimate goods in tractor-trailers into the Chicago area from the southwest border. It is common for smaller shipments of Marijuana to be smuggled across the Southwest Border and later consolidated into larger shipments destined for Chicago.
Prescription Drugs: The diversion of legitimate pharmaceuticals is a significant problem in Illinois. The problem of purchasing pharmaceuticals over the Internet has grown dramatically. The most commonly diverted pharmaceutical drugs continue to be those containing hydrocodone. There has also been an increase in the abuse of Valium, especially 10 mg strength tablets. OxyContin remains a highly abused substance in the state. With increased media attention on OxyContin, there has been a shift to an increased use and abuse of methadone. Current investigations indicate that diversion of hydrocodone products such as Vicodin, Oxycodone products such as OxyContin, and pseudo ephedrine continues to be a problem in Illinois. Primary methods of diversion being reported are the illegal sale and distribution by health care professionals and workers, “doctor shopping” (going to a number of doctors to obtain prescriptions for a controlled pharmaceutical). Benzodiapezines, and methadone were also identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Illinois. This is ample reason for Illinois drug rehab, and Illinois drug detox attention state wide immediately.
The drug problem 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. Addiction to Drug addiction is hard to treat and we believe that inpatient drug detox is the most effective way of dealing with Methamphetamine withdrawal.