ERIC Number: ED255820
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1984-Apr-10
Reference Count: N/A
Update of 1983-84 Field Hearings. Hearing before the Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control. House of Representatives, Ninety-Eighth Congress, Second Session.
Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control.
This document presents testimony and prepared statements from the Congressional hearings held to summarize information from field hearings which were held in five states to examine the resources and support given by the federal government to local law enforcement officers to fight the problems of illegal drug use and abuse. Testimony and prepared statements are presented from police officials, congressmen, and representatives from programs organized to stop marijuana planting and drug trafficking in these states. Topics covered include drug abuse treatment programs, narcotics trafficking, and efforts to control drug problems (New York); marijuana crops grown on federal lands and the difficulties involved in locating and destroying crops (California); corruption of a town brought about by drug dealing (Florida); the growing influx of heroin from Mexico (Texas); and problems of marijuana planting and transshipments of drugs (Hawaii). Witnesses' views are given concerning the need for better drug education and rehabilitation programs, more cooperation with local law enforcement agencies from the federal government, dissatisfaction with federal government assistance cutbacks, and a need for commitment from the federal government along with resources and financial assistance. Also included are a 1983 Campaign Against Marijuana Planting Report and excerpts from the Attorney General's Commission on Narcotics Final Report. (NRB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Congress of the U.S., Washington, DC. House Select Committee on Narcotics Abuse and Control.