North Dakota Addiction Treatment Centers
Bismark is the capital city of North Dakota, and more than 636,000 people reside in this state currently. The crime rate for North Dakota is far lower than the national crime rate average, with statistics showing 42% less crime than the average state. 6 crimes out of every 100 crimes committed in North Dakota are violent crimes, and the other 94% are property related. On average the police in this state will make 300 arrests every month for drug offenses and 3 individuals will die from drug use and overdoses. The police will also make around 240 arrests for DUI each month and approximately 15 people people in the state will die during the month from alcohol related factors.
Illegal drug use in North Dakota is on the rise. Both cocaine and heroin can be found in small amounts in the state but these drugs have not caused serious problems on a widespread basis yet. The biggest drug threat that the state faces is methamphetamine. Law enforcement has been seizing larger quantities of methamphetamine recently and the number of hidden labs used to make this drug have increased across the state. Methamphetamine is also smuggled into North Dakota from other states and countries as well.
Club drugs are not typically found in North Dakota in large amounts. These drugs include GHB, LSD, and ecstasy, and they may be found infrequently in urban areas and large cities but are not common in most areas of the state. Prescription drug use is on the rise in North Dakota, and the most common prescription medication abused is hydrocodone. Marijuana is commonly used and a lot of this drug is smuggled in from Canada. North Dakota is a transportation center where marijuana is smuggled into the USA and then shipped to other areas of the country. Close to 1,400 state residents are incarcerated in prison and around 3,600 more residents are on probation in the state.
North Dakota laws on marijuana possession start out as a misdemeanor but can be charged as a felony if more than 1 ounce of the drug is found. Marijuana possession for half an ounce or less of marijuana can mean up to 30 days in jail and a fine of $1,000. If this amount is possessed while operating a motor vehicle than the penalty can be up to 1 year in jail and a fine of $1,000. If the amount of marijuana possessed is between half and ounce and 1 ounce the penalty can be up to 1 year in jail and a $2,000 fine. Possessing more than 1 ounce of marijuana is a felony in North Dakota and this can bring up to 5 years in prison and a fine up to $5,000.