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Scientific-Based Tests to Identify Bath Salt Use in the Field Unveiled by Forensics Source™

January 15, 2013

For Immediate Release

Scientific-Based Tests to Identify Bath Salt Use in the Field Unveiled by Forensics Source

A quick and easy way to address the proliferation and criminalization of “bath salts”


JACKSONVILLE, Florida Forensics Source announced that it has launched a new line of field drug test kits to address the proliferation and criminalization of “bath salts” as controlled substances. These bath salts tests come packaged in a single-use, three-stick test kit configuration that ensures officers have all necessary tests on hand at all times. This cost effective solution is now available in both NIK® and ODV brand variants to complement our other colorimetric drug test kit lines.


“Bath Salts are one of the most prolific and growing abused substances across the nation today,” commented Eric Schellhorn, General Manager for Forensics Source. “Patrol officers, correctional officers, CSIs and others in the law enforcement community have been searching for a tool to help them combat this new drug. We leveraged our legendary NIK and ODV field drug test kits, the number one and two presumptive drug test brands worldwide, to come up with this easy, accurate and cost-effective field testing solution for bath salts.”


NIK and ODV Bath Salts test kits incorporate high-quality Scott’s and Marquis Reagents kits along with a Sodium Nitroprusside Reagent kit to presumptively identify bath salts in the field.  The use of three tests provides a stronger scientific basis for the presumptive identification of the components of bath salts. The stick test configuration is quick, easy and inexpensive to use by all officers. Test kits contain all three reagents and come packaged in a convenient plastic container that stores easily and serves as a disposal case for used reagents. Simple instructions are included with all tests.


NIK and ODV Bath Salts Tests sell for $4.95 each and are currently available from Forensics Source distributors or on our website at


About Forensic Source™

Forensics Source offers a full range of the finest forensics products for crime scene professionals, lab technicians and law enforcement officers. From disposable restraints and narcotics identification kits to evidence-collection equipment and lab supplies, Forensics Source provides today’s law enforcement agencies and crime scene investigators with the products they need.  Forensics Source is a part of The Safariland Group family of brands. For more information, visit


About The Safariland Group

The Safariland Group is a premier global provider of trusted, innovative, high-quality law enforcement and security products for the public safety, military and outdoor/personal protection markets. Offering many of the world’s most recognizable names in these markets, principal brands include ABA®, Second Chance®, Safariland®, Bianchi® and Break Free®.  Forensics brands include Identicator® and NIK®.  The Safariland Group’s mission, Together, We Save Lives, is inherent in the life-saving products it delivers. The Safariland Group is a privately held company with headquarters in Jacksonville, FL. For more information about The Safariland Group and its brands, please visit

The Safariland Group is a trade name of Safariland, LLC.


For further information, please contact:

Hope Bianchi Sjursen

Director, Marketing Services

The Safariland Group

Tel 1+909-923-9300 x31223





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