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Marijuana, methamphetamine, heroin and cocaine are the predominate drugs in Utah. The drug trade is dominated heavily by Mexican trafficking organizations. Many of the drugs distributed within the state and are shipped in from California, Mexico, the Pacific Northwest and the southwestern region of the United States.
Cocaine can be found throughout Utah. As stated above, it is trafficked largely by Mexican drug trafficking organizations. They tend to act as wholesalers, supplying drugs to local retailers. Crack is available as well, however, less so then cocaine. It is generally shipped in as powder cocaine and then converted into crack by local dealers.
Heroin use is quite problematic. The most commonly available types are black tar and Mexican brown. Most of it comes from California and Mexico. At one time, methamphetamine was manufactured in large quantities via in-state labs. However, due to crack downs on these labs, the domestic production of the drug has decreased and has been replaced by meth from Mexico.
Ecstasy is the most problematic club drug in Utah. Suppliers bring it in mostly from California. Marijuana is readily available throughout Utah and is one of the most abused drugs in the state. It comes from British Columbia, Canada and Mexico
Oxycontin abuse has become a concern for law enforcement agencies in Utah. Users purchase it from health care workers, engaging in doctor shopping, prescription forgery and theft. Methadone and Diazepam are prescription drugs that are also abused pretty heavily in Utah.