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Nebraska Laws and Programs

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

Methamphetamine is the major drug of concern for law enforcement authorities in Nebraska. It is available in all areas of the state, and is primarily imported from Mexico.

The presence of local labs in rural areas has been declining (in 2007 Nebraska had 16 meth lab incidents, versus 228 in 2005). Nebraska is also a major transshipment point for methamphetamine from Mexico, primarily on Interstate I-80. Marijuana, supplied from both Mexico and Washington state, as well as locally grown, is readily available in the major cities in Nebraska. Cocaine is also readily available in major cities. While heroin is available (primarily through Hispanic trafficking organizations), its use is less common. Club drugs are also abused and Nebraska is a major transshipment area for MDMA (ecstasy) ...

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