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Kansas Laws and Programs

  • By: James Costello
  • In: Encyclopedia of Drug Policy
  • Edited by: Mark A. R. Kleiman & James E. Hawdon
  • Subject:Public Policy, Drug Crimes

Methamphetamine is a serious concern for law enforcement in Kansas. It is available throughout the state, and is primarily imported from Mexico. Local production continues even as meth lab incidents have declined (in 2007 Kansas had 86 meth lab incidents, versus 375 in 2005). Kansas City, especially, is a transshipment point for drug traffickers because of its proximity to three major Inter-states: I-29, I-35, and I-70. The city's rail hub, with its connections to much of the rest of the country, is also occasionally used by traffickers.

Marijuana, supplied from both Mexico and local hydroponic growers, is readily available and is the most abused illicit drug in the state. Cocaine is also found throughout the state. Heroin is available, especially in Kansas City and Wichita, but ...

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