Teenagers in the Cincinnati area are becoming addicted to heroin at alarmingly rates. According to a report in the Columbus Dispatch, new users of heroin in Cincinnati are commonly between ages 15 and 18, female, white and upper-middle-class. Many live in the affluent suburbs of Cincinnati. Heroin, which goes by the street names “dog food” and “boy,” is a highly addictive drug and one that the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in Cincinnati hopes to control.
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The Urban Minority Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Outreach Program (UMADAOP) notes that there are no real borders or boundaries when dealing with drug abuse – it is an equal opportunity problem. This group works to make sure that all minorities in Cincinnati, including African Americans and Latinos, have access to drug treatment and rehabilitation services.
How to Become a DEA Agent in Cincinnati
People who wish to learn how to become a DEA agent in Cincinnati must first meet strict qualifications before being accepted by the agency. These include possession of a degree or highly specialized experience, meeting age requirements, meeting citizenship requirements, and meeting physical ability requirements. Even then, one can only become a DEA agent in Cincinnati through training. View all of the qualifications to become a DEA agent in Cincinnati here.
The DEA’s Detroit Division controls the Cincinnati area and has a Resident Office in the city. The Special Agent Recruiter for this division, Christopher Taylor, takes inquiries about Cincinnati DEA jobs and careers at (313) 234-4275.
Drug Abuse Trends in Cincinnati
The Ohio Substance Abuse Monitoring Network reports twice annually on drug trends for all areas of Ohio. Their report noted that in 2010, the average drug user in Cincinnati was male, had an associate’s degree or some college credit, had a household income less than $11,000 annually, and used prescription opioids primarily. Other popular drugs of abuse in Cincinnati that year, in decreasing order from most abuse to least, were marijuana, alcohol, heroin, crack cocaine, powdered cocaine, sedatives/hypnotics, club drugs, prescription stimulants, methamphetamine, inhalants and bath salts.
Cocaine Drug Busts in Cincinnati
Cincinnati has been a popular trafficking area for drugs, especially powdered and crack cocaine. In 2012, there were some major drug busts in the Cincinnati area in which cocaine, among other drugs, were seized by law enforcement. The Ohio State Highway Patrol seized 363 grams of cocaine in a traffic stop along U.S. 23 in Pike County in January 2012. April 2012 saw a major drug bust by Hanging Rock Police for crack cocaine, oxycodone and powdered cocaine. In May of that year, the Ohio State Highway Patrol confiscated five kilos of crack cocaine during a Warren County traffic stop.