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Department of Justice reports 1,974 MDMA-related arrests in 2001; preliminary data for 2006 shows a sharp decline—just 167 arrests for MDMA offenses. For comparison, the same data set shows that there were 3,557 cocaine-related arrests and 1,667 arrests for marijuana. Availability of MDMA appears to be tapering off as well. DEA drug seizure data, too, indicates that ketamine on the streets is decreasing, as is GHB. Over a million GHB samples were seized in 2001, for example. In 2005, for comparison, just under 67,000 samples were seized—a 94 percent decrease.

18 Investigators tracking this emerging crime have since identified three drugs, now commonly referred to as “date-rape” drugs: Rohypnol, GHB, and to a lesser extent, ketamine. Ideal Predatory Drugs “ The pharmacological properties of Rohypnol, GHB, and ketamine make them ideal predatory drugs. ” In larger predatory drugs. doses the effects of Rohypnol are considerably heightened—and far more hazardous. In addition to deep sleep and profound memory loss, vomiting, hallucinations, breathing difficulties, and coma have been reported.

3 percent named cocaine. According to similar data from law enforcement agencies, federal arrests and seizures related to MDMA have been declining since 2001. S. Department of Justice reports 1,974 MDMA-related arrests in 2001; preliminary data for 2006 shows a sharp decline—just 167 arrests for MDMA offenses. For comparison, the same data set shows that there were 3,557 cocaine-related arrests and 1,667 arrests for marijuana. Availability of MDMA appears to be tapering off as well. DEA drug seizure data, too, indicates that ketamine on the streets is decreasing, as is GHB.

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