Georgia has become a major hub for a number of drugs. Not only are a lot of drugs brought into the state for distribution, many of them are transported out of Georgia and into other states to be sold. The percentage of Mexican residents is small in Georgia, however, there has been an increased amount of drug traffickers from Mexico. Mostly they are responsible for distributing cocaine, crack, marijuana and methamphetamines.
Marijuana is one of the most used drugs in Georgia and can be found in every part of the state. Though some of it is imported from Mexico, a lot of it is grown outdoors in Georgia. The state?s soil and climate make it ideal for the growth of this crop.
Crack and cocaine pose major problems for the state. However, there have been some shortages of availability which is mostly attributed to the tougher drug enforcement agency policies, execution increased arrests and interceptions of shipments. This has made it more difficult for cocaine to be brought in from Mexico and other Latin countries.
Methamphetamine has also become a problem in Georgia. However the DEA has attempted to slow down the manufacturing of the drug within the state by restricting the sale of pseudoephedrine. Individuals are only able to purchase it in limited quantities.
Though heroin is available in Georgia, it is not a drug that is highly used there. Mostly it enters the state to be distributed throughout other parts of the country.
Club drugs such as ketamine, ecstasy and GHB are available in the Georgia and are used by younger individuals and those on college campuses. However, the majority of it is sent to other states. Georgia acts mostly as a hub state in this regard and for these particular drugs.
Prescription drug abuse is also becoming quite problematic in Georgia just as it is in many other states. Oxycodone and Hydrocodone all are the most abused.