In this issue:
Northwest HIDTA Congressional Report 2014 - Threat Assessment
Heroin surpasses marijuana as greatest drug threat; meth contributes more than any other drug to violent crimes in Washington state.
Director's Message from Dave Rodriguez
Discretionary funds received to combat opiate problem in Snohomish County and to track
marijuana legalization projects in Washington and Colorado
Prevention and Treatment
By Steve Freng, Northwest HIDTA Prevention/Treatment Manager
I-502 milestones include opening of first retail marijuana stores in Washington
Northwest HIDTA Money Counter Initiative
By Steve Longsworth, NW HIDTA Network Manager
New initiative seeks to "connect the dots" between money used to purchase drugs and money received.
Washington Gang Database Project - WaGang
By Rich Wiley, Western States Information Network Law Enforcement Coordinator
New project puts all gang activity into one sharable database between law enforcement
Also updates on technical equipment, training opportunities.