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12 Steps for Better Drug Testing Results

March 4, 2010 at 13:50
Posted in Forensics
Chemical presumptive narcotics identification systems, such as the NIK® Polytesting System and the ODV NarcoPouch® and NarcoTest® lines are some of the most widely-used field drug testing systems used in law enforcement today. Law enforcement officers are expected to combine their investigative skills and experience, knowledge of the characteristics of suspected narcotics and familiarity with the expected color reactions from field tests to correctly identify suspected narcotics. Read More »

Heroin and TATP: A Recipe for Disaster?

September 16, 2009 at 08:05
Posted in Forensics
There has been some concern within the Law Enforcement Community recently about drug traffickers cutting raw heroin with a variety of peroxide-based substances. While this sounds fairly innocuous, a basic understanding of the chemistry used in most LE drug test kits will tell you that mixing the acid-based chemical test reagents with peroxide-based compounds results in the release of sulfuric acid which is highly corrosive and can cause burns. Read More »