Facts About Elko
The 1st recorded white men in the Elko, Nevada area were fur hunters who trapped beaver in the area starting in 1828.
The 1st community college in Nevada opened in Elko in 1967. Great Basin College was the forerunner of a statewide system associated with the University of Nevada.
Writer and commentator Lowell Thomas called Elko the last cowtown in America. Elko, Nevada is the home of the annual Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Elko, Nevada is said to have been named by Charles Crocker, a superintendent of the Central Pacific Railroad.
The first Elko County Courthouse was built in 1869. Elko, Nevada was officially incorporated as a city in 1917.
DEA Info For Nevada
Distributor levels of imported methamphetamine average in pound quantities or greater in Nevada.
Mexican DTOs continue to recruit Mexican nationals to live in the urban regions of Nevada to distribute heroin for the organization.
Pseudoephedrine sales are reportedly down in Nevada due to a new law adding pseudoephedrine to the Nevada Controlled Substance list passed in December 2001.
Methamphetamine, specifically crystal methamphetamine produced in Mexico and imported into Nevada, has become the main drug of concern in Nevada.
Cocaine, particularly crack cocaine, is also a primary drug of concern in the urban regions of Nevada.
Hydrocodone products, methadone, Actiq® (fentanyl) and benzodiazepines (such as Xanax® and Valium®) were identified as being among the most commonly abused and diverted pharmaceuticals in Nevada.
Marijuana may rank behind only CAFFEINE, alcohol, and NICOTINE as the most widely used drug in the world. It is estimated that between 200 and300 million people use this material in one way or another. In the United States alone, probably some 20 to 30 million people have used the drug, although the number of regular users is probably far less, but still a few million.
We know that cocaine is a nasty actor that changes brain chemistry by stimulating dopamine and adrenaline release. The highs that it generates make it very addictive. The problem is that with any addictive drug, more of the drug is needed to get that initial high. Crack is the solid from of cocaine that is smoked. It is more concentrated, produces more intense highs, and greater lows.
Nearly the entire amount of heroin produced in Mexico is destined for markets in the western half of the United States, while Colombian heroin supplies the eastern United States. Colombian traffickers use routes through Venezuela, Argentina, Ecuador, Panama, and Mexico to move heroin to the United States. Heroin is often concealed in the lining of clothing or luggage, although heroin sallower are still common. There are reports of heroin shipments being combined with cocaine loads on go-fast boats departing from Colombiaâ€™s Atlantic coast.
Unlike drugs such as cocaine, marijuana, tobacco, and heroin, ecstasy is not derived from a naturally occurring plant; rather it is a synthetic drug created in a laboratory. An average ecstasy tablet contains between 75 mg and 150 mg of MDMA, along with some inactive filler compounds, but they can range anywhere from 0 mg to 400 mg MDMA. Due to its synthetic nature, ecstasy is frequently cut with other drugs, and some recent drug busts have found tablets sold as ecstasy to contain less than 30% actual MDMA. Some other drugs often sold as or in combination with MDMA as ecstasy are methylenedioxyamphetamine (MDA), dimethyltrypatamine (DMT), dipropyltryptamine (DPT), paramethoxyamphetamine (PMA), and numerous other stimulants and hallucinogens including PCP, cocaine, ketamine (specialk), methamphetamine, gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB), lysergic acid (LSD), pseudoephedrine, and dextromethorphan (cough medicine). Like most drug users, ecstasy users rarely use just ecstasy. Other drugs commonly taken in combination with ecstasy are alcohol, marijuana, heroin, cocaine, LSD, other "club drugs," and sometimes antidepressants or benzodiazepines to counteract the feeling of "coming down" off ecstasy.