Texas is a large state which borders not only other states in the United States but also the country of Mexico. This makes it incredibly vulnerable to drug trafficking. Texas acts as a hub for the distribution of drugs all over the United States. Cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamine, club drugs and crack are all readily available in the state. Much of it is smuggled into Texas, sold within the state and then to other organizations wholesale so that it can be sold in the street.
Marijuana use is one of the most abused drugs in Texas. It is used by individuals of all ages, rages and socioeconomic level. Much of it comes from Mexico and is distributed and sold by Mexican drug trafficking organizations.
Club drugs such as ecstasy, GHB and ketamine are available within the state. Most individuals that use it are teenagers and young adults. Nightclubs, raves and college campuses are where these drugs are found and used most. Ecstasy is the club drug that is used mostly. The northern part of Texas is where most club drugs can be found. Asian drug trafficking groups are most responsible for the distribution of these drugs.
Prescription drug abuse is a growing problem in Texas. OxyContin, Hydrocodone and the ones most abused. Doctor shopping, pharmaceutical break-ins and prescription forgery are the ways the drugs are mostly obtained. A growing number of individuals are also purchasing them online.
Cocaine and crack are used throughout Texas. Crack cocaine is sold and used most in the inner cities. A great deal of cocaine is smuggled into Texas and then distributed throughout the country.
Methamphetamines are used mostly in the northern part of Texas, though it can be found in other parts of the state. Much of the methamphetamines come from Mexico and is also manufactured in Texas by local labs.