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GBI data shows drug trends within state

Methamphetamine is drug tested for most

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ATLANTA – New data released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation shows what the drug trends look like within the state.

The results show methamphetamine is the drug tested for most, followed, in order, by:

  • Cocaine
  • Alprazolam
  • Oxycodone
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone

Where opioids are concerned, oxycodone is the most used in Georgia, according to GBI.

The most seized opioids are:

  • Oxycodone
  • Heroin
  • Hydrocodone
  • Fentanyl/analogs
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    Investigators said they seized 11 different types of fentanyl just this year.

    GBI officials said the top five counties with the highest use of opioids are:

  • Cobb
  • Fulton
  • Gwinnett
  • DeKalb
  • Chatham
  • Because marijuana is rarely tested, it was not included in the new data.

    Officials said the areas where opioids are seen the most are all in the Atlanta area.

    GBI said the data was gathered by 3,954 cases submitted to its crime lab.


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