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Drug Seizures Missouri

Since 2000 on average, there have been 341 reported drug seizures in Missouri annually. Drug Labs are considered any place that is being used to develop and produce illegal drugs. At the time of this report in 2012 there have been 102 reported drug seizures.

  • Federal Drug Seizures in Missouri during 2005
    • Cocaine - 328.1 Kilograms
    • Heroin - 6.1 Kilograms
    • Methamphetamine - 23.8 Kilograms
    • Meth Labs - 2,170
    • Marijuana - 13,150 pounds
    • Hashish - 0.0 Kilograms
    • MDMA (Ecstasy) - 83,791 Dosage Units
  • Federal Drug Seizures in Missouri during 2006
    • Cocaine - 615.3 Kilograms
    • Heroin - 11.9 Kilograms
    • Methamphetamine - 41.8 Kilograms
    • Meth Labs - 1,288
    • Marijuana - 4,036 pounds
    • Hashish - 0.0 Kilograms
    • MDMA (Ecstasy) - 1,182 Dosage Units
  • Federal Drug Seizures in Missouri during 2007
    • Cocaine -262.8 Kilograms
    • Heroin - 29.8 Kilograms
    • Methamphetamine - 40.0 Kilograms
    • Meth Labs - 1,189
    • Marijuana - 3,359.4 Pounds
    • Hashish - 0 Pounds
    • MDMA (Ecstasy) - 1,189 Dosage Units

Drug Rehab and Treatment Facts Missouri

  • In 2008, 67.7% of those in addiction treatment located in Missouri were male.
  • 32.3% of the individuals in drug addiction treatment residing in Missouri during 2008 were female.
  • The largest age group admitted into to drug rehab during 2008 in Missouri was between the ages of 21-25 (15.8%).
  • The second largest age group attending drug rehabilitation in Missouri during 2008 were between the ages of 36-40 (14.5%).
  • 69% of the individuals in drug treatment located in Missouri during 2008 were Caucasian.
  • Drug Facts

    MDMA, best known as ecstasy, is a drug usually taken in pill form, often in social settings such as parties, clubs, or raves. (A rave is a wild overnight dance party that typically involves huge crowds of people, loud techno music, and illegal drug use.) By 2004, however, ecstasy use had spread beyond the party scene. According to the Office of National Drug Control Policy of the Executive Office of the President: "[R]esearch indicates that the use of MDMA is moving to settings other than nightclubs, such as private homes, high schools, college dorms, and shopping malls." The illegal substance produces a variety of effects on behavior and basic metabolism (bodily function). Some of these effects are temporarily pleasant. The user may feel happy, more in tune with others, and more energetic. Other effects are not so welcome. These include clenched jaws, DEHYDRATION, and dangerous fever.
    Neurotransmitter = any endogenous compound that plays a role in synaptic nervous transmission.
    A study conducted in three large metropolitan areas of the United States showed that illegal drug use strongly increased the likelihood that users would meet a violent death—in other words, die from intentional injury. This study looked at marijuana, cocaine, heroin, amphetamines, and barbiturates. The study found that drug users were seven times more likely than non-users to commit suicide, and five times more likely to be murdered. Subjects using both drugs and alcohol were seventeen times more likely to commit suicide, and twelve times more likely to die from homicide than non-users.
    In a club or rave setting, an ecstasy user might dance nonstop for hours, "feeling" the music with a heightened sense of awareness. However, repeated incidents have shown that crowded clubs prove a bad setting for ecstasy use. The drug's side effects can be intensified by heat, exercise, and dehydration.