Drug control strategies of United States law enforcement.

  title={Drug control strategies of United States law enforcement.},
  author={H. Preston Williams},
  journal={Bulletin on narcotics},
  volume={42 1},
The American approach to drug control is conditioned by several national characteristics, including fragmentation of the law enforcement system, a 12,000-mile international boundary and a legal system that restricts police authority to search, arrest, detain, eavesdrop and maintain intelligence files. Drug problems in the United States, though, are by all accounts greater than in any other country. Enforcement has traditionally emphasized street-level arrests, investigation of distribution… CONTINUE READING