"Drug use is a growing concern in Minnesota. More people were arrested for drug violations in 1999 than in any previous year. The Minneapolis/St. Paul area is the destination of most of the drugs entering the state because of its large population and transportation infrastructure. Mexican polydrug trafficking groups are the primary suppliers of cocaine, heroin, marijuana, and methamphetamine. Private vehicles and mail parcels are the most common methods of transporting drugs into the Minneapolis/St. Paul area. Street gangs such as the Gangster Disciples and Vice Lords control distribution and retail sales in this area, but they are migrating to smaller cities in search of higher profits. Powdered cocaine and crack cocaine pose the primary drug threats to Minnesota."
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