Indiana is not only a consumption state but also is used as a wholesale distributer. Drugs are shipped out to other parts of the country from Indiana, particularly to states in the Midwest. Mexican trafficking organizations are largely responsible for the wholesale distribution of cocaine, marijuana and methamphetamine in the state.
Cocaine can be easily found in Indiana, with crack cocaine sold to and used mostly by individuals from the inner city, for example, Gary. Recently, cocaine has become more expensive. As a result, less pure forms of the drugs are available. Distributors seeking to increase their supply, cut it with other materials to make it stretch, resulting in drops in purity levels. The price of cocaine has also increased because the supply is somewhat limited. Those most responsible for selling cocaine in Indiana are Hispanic, Caucasian and African-American groups.
Heroin is most found in the central portion of in Indiana. It has Mexican, South American or southwest origins. Methamphetamine use has increased over the last ten years in Indiana. Individuals can purchase meth that is high in purity. Less potent meth, that with a level of purity around 25%, can also be found. Much of the methamphetamine that can be found in Indiana comes from Mexico, though there are some small laboratories in the state where people cook meth for personal use and also to sale locally.
Club drugs are not extremely popular in Indiana. The ones that are available and most commonly used are ketamine, ecstasy, LSD and GHB.
There is widespread use of marijuana across the state. Most of it comes from Mexico and is trafficked by Mexican organizations. Marijuana is also grown in Indiana both indoors and outdoors.
Prescription drug abuse has become problematic in Indiana like it has in many other parts of the United States. Individuals obtain these drugs in Indiana just like they do in other places. An individual may go doctor shopping, forge prescriptions or purchase these drugs from healthcare workers. The most commonly abused are Methadone, Xanax, Valium and Hydrocodone medications.