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1 Faculty Disclosure Sgt Jason Scott Sgt Scott has listed no financial interest/arrangement that would be considered a conflict of interest. Drug Trends in Omaha Metro Sgt. Scott Nebraska State Patrol March

2 CURRENT DRUG TRENDS Methamphetamine Marijuana RX Methamphetamine Current Drug of Choice Central Nerves System Stimulant Multi Routes of Ingestions Easily Obtained or Made Generally Found in Powder or Rock Form with different Colors or Appearance 2

3 Before>>>>>>>>> The EFFECTS 3

4 AFTER 4

5 Appearance 5

6 Methamphetamine Prices 1 gram : $ $ /8 Oz : $ $ Oz : $ $ Prices range on how the drug was manufactured or where it came from. Local Lab Dope as compared to imported DTO methamphetamine. Prescription Drugs Oxycodone Percoset Ritalin Zohydro Zanax Fentanyl (pops and patches) Vicodin Hydrocodone 6

7 RX Fastest Growing Area Less likelihood of detection and greater chance of accessibility. There are nearly 15,000 registrants in Nebraska who can issue prescriptions for controlled substances. Lack of knowledge and awareness of prescription drug problem by public and law enforcement. No viable Prescription Drug Monitoring Program.(New LB Passed) 7

8 REASONS TO ADDRESS DRUG DIVERSION High profit margin in street resale. Oxycodone - $1 mg Opana - $1-3 mg Dilaudid - $1-3 mg Fentanyl - $1 micro g Hydrocodone - $.75 mg Codeine Syrup- $25 ounce MARIJUANA Cannabis Not the Marijuana of yester-year Very high THC content Generally Smoked but can be taken orally Tends to be ingested with Alcohol synergistic effect Studies now show it is 5 times more likely to cause cancer than tobacco 8

9 Appearance 9

10 Prices ¼ Oz - $ $ Oz - $ $ Pound - $ $ Prices vary with marijuana depending on where it comes from, how it is grown. Past Month Use for Colorado Youth Ages 12 to 17 Years Old: In the two year average (2013/2014) since Colorado legalized recreational marijuana, youth past month marijuana use increased 20 percent compared to the two year average prior to legalization (2011/2012). 10

11 Colorado Nationally youth past month marijuana use declined 4 percent during the same time. The latest 2013/2014 results show Colorado youth ranked #1 in the nation for past month marijuana use, up from #4 in 2011/2012. Colorado Colorado youth past month marijuana use for 2013/2014 was 74 percent higher than the national average compared to 39 percent higher in 2011/

12 Cocaine Two Forms of Cocaine Cocaine HCL Powder Cocaine Base Crack Central Nerves System Stimulant Highly Addictive Specific Routes of Ingestion depending on its form Expensive as compared to Methamphetamine And has much shorter times of effect Appearance Powder Cocaine Crack Cocaine 12

13 Prices Cocaine HCL 1 Gram : $ $ /8 Oz : $ $ Oz : $ $ Base (crack) Cocaine One rock - $ $50.00 Ecstasy Central Nerves Systems Stimulant with Hallucinogenic Qualities Usually taken orally by Tablet or Capsule Obtained through very specific dealers and locations - Rave or Club Scene Physically very Dangerous Very popular among Middle School to College age groups 13

14 Appearance Prices One Dosage Unit $ $30.00 Molly powder form is becoming very popular 14

15 Often smoked Availability Bad side effects Hallucianting Head shops/truck stops K2/SPICE Synthetic Cannabis Spice mixtures are marketed as natural, legal alternatives to marijuana, but labeled not for human consumption. They are sold under many names K2, fake weed, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Moon Rocks, and others. They contain dried, shredded plant material along with manmade chemicals that cause mindaltering effects. 15

16 Bath Salts Plant food/ fertilizer Vanilla Sky Ivory Wave Cloud 9 m-cat Mad Cow M1 Symptoms include nausea, rapid heart rate, increased blood pressure, chest pain, irritability, dizziness, nosebleeds, and delusions. Bath Salts have also been associated with impaired impulse control and violent behavior. 16

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18 Web sites Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System Buckle Up! 18

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