DRCNet Response to the
Drug Enforcement Administration
Methamphetamine Situation in the United States
DRCNet Response: For those who are interested in the background of the methamphetamine situation, and want to understand how we got to the current situation, we recommend the following from the Consumers Union Report on Licit and Illicit Drugs - Part V - Coca, Cocaine, Amphetamines, "Speed"
- Chapter 34 - Coca Leaves
- Chapter 35 - Cocaine
- Chapter 36 - The amphetamines
- Chapter 37 - Enter the "speed freak"
- Chapter 38 - How speed was popularized
- Chapter 39 - The Swedish experience
- Chapter 40 - Should the amphetamines be prohibited?
- Chapter 41 - Back to cocaine again
- Chapter 42 - A slightly hopeful postscript
For additional references on this topic, go to the Druglibrary Search Engine and search for terms such as amphetamines, meth, cocaine, speed, etc.
Methamphetamine: A Growing Domestic Threat
Production and Trafficking
Appendix A: Methamphetamine Removals
This report was prepared by the Domestic Unit of the Strategic Intelligence Section. The information contained in this report was provided by the Operations Division, Office of Diversion Control, and the Special Testing and Research Laboratory, to include contributions from each domestic field division. Furthermore, information was contributed by numerous State and local agencies. For additional information, please contact the Intelligence Production Unit, Intelligence Division, DEA Headquarters at (202) 307-8726.
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