Methamphetamine is the major concern for law enforcement within the state of Nebraska.
Nebraska continues to be a transshipment state for Mexican Methamphetamine with Interstate 80 providing easy west to east access across the state. Nebraska has over 165 meat-packing/poultry plants and 55,000 farms statewide. The number of Hispanic workers, both legal and illegal, has nearly tripled in the last 10 years and Hispanic children currently represent the largest minority student population in the state. This rapid population growth has allowed members of drug trafficking organizations with ties to Mexico to more easily blend into the community.
Cocaine: Cocaine is available in limited quantities in the Omaha Metropolitan area. This is primarily due to the consumer preference for Methamphetamine. The available c Cocaine is obtained primarily from sources in southwest border states. Cocaine distributors in Omaha are primarily of Hispanic origin and are known to trade with African-American groups who convert the Cocaine to crack.
Heroin: Heroin is available in small amounts in the Omaha, Nebraska area, and is primarily obtained from sources in Mexico. While not considered a drug of choice in Nebraska, some Hispanic trafficking organizations have Heroin available for consumer use.
Methamphetamine: Crystal Methamphetamine or “ice” is readily available in Omaha and has become the preferred form of Methamphetamine. The availability of imported Methamphetamine is stable in all areas of Nebraska with a negligible presence of local low-yield labs in the rural areas. Hispanic controlled trafficking organizations import Methamphetamine into Nebraska primarily in vehicles. Although these organizations are willing to sell their product to non-Hispanic organizations or individuals, control of the product from production until it reaches the consumer is usually kept within the Hispanic community.
Marijuana: Marijuana is readily available throughout the major cities in Nebraska. The Marijuana available in the state includes Marijuana from Mexico and from sources in the state of Washington which may have obtained their Marijuana from grow operations in British Columbia, Canada. Mexican originated Marijuana is transported to Nebraska via the El Paso, Texas; Nogales, Arizona; and southern California ports of entry. Methods of transportation include all forms of vehicles via the U.S. highway system and through the use of commercial transportation such as Greyhound buses and Amtrak. Trafficking organizations are primarily controlled by Hispanics.
Prescription Drugs: Diversion of OxyContin, hydrocodone, and codeine-based cough syrups continues to be a problem in Nebraska. Methods of diversion include “doctor shopping” (going to multiple doctors to obtain prescriptions for controlled pharmaceuticals) and forged prescriptions. Stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids and illegally diverted pharmaceuticals are abused to a much lesser degree than the more traditional drugs in Nebraska. This is ample reason for Nebraska drug rehab, and Nebraska drug detox attention state wide immediately.
Drug addiction 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 is difficult to treat and we believe that inpatient drug detox is the most effective way of dealing with drug or alcohol withdrawal.