Heroin is derived from the poppy plant. It is an opiate and is synthesized with morphine....
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Pharmaceuticals, heroin, marijuana and cocaine are the drugs which pose the biggest threats to Vermont. Cocaine can be found just about everywhere. Its abuse is fairly widespread amongst addicts. It is shipped into the state from New Jersey, Massachusetts, New York, Connecticut and the southwestern region of the United States. Crack cocaine can also be found in Vermont, mostly in the Barre, Burlington and Rutland areas. Crack is mostly supplied by traffickers in Massachusetts and New York.
While heroin is available and its’ abuse a concern, it would be difficult to find large amounts of it in the state. Stashes typically include only enough only for an individual’s personal use. Often times, people will travel out of state to obtain a sufficient amount of heroin to support their habit.
Methamphetamine is not a huge problem in Vermont and is fairly difficult to even come by. The same is true concerning ecstasy. While it and other club drugs do exist in Vermont, the abuse and availability of them is fairly low. Marijuana, however, can be found throughout the state and is the primary drug of choice for users. It comes imported mostly from the southwestern region of the United States and Canada. It is also shipped out of the state and smuggled into New York and Massachusetts.
The pharmaceutical drugs abused most in Vermont are Xanax, Vicodin, Oxycontin, fentanyl, Diazepam, Oxycodone, Methadone, Hydrocodone and Ritalin.