Presentation on theme: "Bellingham Police Department Drug Awareness Sergeant Keith Johnson February, 2011."— Presentation transcript:
Bellingham Police Department Drug Awareness Sergeant Keith Johnson February, 2011
Common Illegal Drugs Cocaine Heroin Ecstasy-MDMA, Molly Marijuana Methamphetamine
Heroin – How is it used? Injection Smoking
Heroin Paraphernalia: Needles Spoons Cotton balls Tie-offs Water Tin foil Drug kits Knives/residue
Heroin - effects Skin Popping Track marks Sores on face Under the influence Sweating Lethargic (the nod) Disoriented Pinpoint pupils
MDMA, called E," "ecstasy," or "XTC" on the street, is a synthetic, psychoactive (mind-altering) drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine-like properties. Its chemical structure is similar to methamphetamine. Molly - a powder form of MDMA. Purchased in points and swallowed in capsule or powder form. Typically light brown to off-white in color.
Marijuana – A gateway drug?
Methamphetamine Prevalence of meth labs in Bellingham
Meth User Effects – Sores, scabs, meth mouth Under the influence: - Tweaking, dilated pupils, hyperactivity, restlessness
DEALING NEIGHBORS MAY OBSERVE: Heavy traffic, can be cyclical Weeknight activity at very late hours Visitors are acquaintances People bring valuables, leaving empty handed Odd car behavior park around corner, long waits Lookouts Packets traded for cash, usage, needles, other paraphernalia