ABSTRACT

West Virginia Drug Threat Assessment   [open pdf - 2MB]

"The production, distribution, and abuse of illicit drugs and the diversion and abuse of pharmaceuticals pose serious threats to West Virginia. Law enforcement officials report that drug transporters primarily use private and commercial vehicles to transport illicit drugs into and through West Virginia. Caucasian and African American local independent dealers and loosely organized criminal groups, composed primarily of family members and friends, are the principal transporters and wholesale- and retail-level distributors of most illicit drugs available in West Virginia. To a lesser extent, local street gangs such as West Side Posse and outlaw motorcycle gangs such as Barbarians and Pagan's also transport and distribute illicit drugs throughout the state."

Report Number:
2003-S0379WV-001
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Date:
2003-08
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Public Domain
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