Drug Bust

By: 23 News
By: 23 News

A local drug bust nets the arrest of two men.

Rockford and Winnebago County Sheriff's Police arrested the pair in the 1000 block of Bluefield Street.

After searching the residence, police found marijuana and cash. Twenty-three-year-old Dejuan Jones and 19-year-old Quandrly Cannon of Rockford are charged with violation of the cannabis control act with intent to deliver, and are on $3,500 bonds in the Winnebago County Jail.

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National Meth Lab Seizures

  • 1973 - 41
  • 1974 - 53
  • 1975 - 53
  • 1976 - 71
  • 1977 - 114
  • 1978 - 143
  • 1979 - 195
  • 1980 - 251
  • 1981 - 184
  • 1982 - 191
  • 1983 - 187
  • 1984 - 198
  • 1985 - 425
  • 1986 - 509
  • 1987 - 682
  • 1988 - 810
  • 1989 - 852
  • 1990 - 549
  • 1991 - 408
  • 1992 - 334
  • 1993 - 286
  • 1994 - 224
  • 1995 - 299
  • 1996 - 734
  • 1997 - 1,321
  • 1998 - 1,627
  • 1999 - 2,155
  • Total - 9,599

Drug Use in the U.S.

  • An estimated 14.8 million Americans were current users of illicit drugs in 1999, meaning they used an illicit drug at least once during the 30 days prior to being interviewed. By comparison, the number of current illicit drug users was at its highest level in 1979 when the estimate was 25.4 million.

  • More than 1 in 10 (10.9 percent) youth aged 12-17 were current users of illicit drugs in 1999. The rate was highest in 1979 (16.3 percent), declined to 5.3 percent in 1992, then increased to 10.9 in 1995. The percentage of youth reporting current use of illicit drugs has fluctuated since 1995 (9 percent in 1996 and 11.4 percent in 1997).

  • The survey found that 17.1 percent of young adults aged 18 to 25 were current users of illicit drugs in 1999. This rate has been gradually rising, up from 13.3 percent in 1994.

  • In 1999, an estimated 208,000 Americans were current users of heroin, more than tripling the number in 1993 (68,000). The average age of heroin users is rapidly dropping. In 1998, the typical heroin user was 21.3 years old the first time they tried the drug, down from 25 years old in 1990.

  • There were an estimated 991,000 new inhalant users in 1998. This number is up 154 percent from 1990, when it was 390,000. Of first-time inhalant users in 1998, 62 percent were between the ages of 12 and 17.

Source: www.usdoj.gov (U.S. Department of Justice Web site) contributed to this report.


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