Tool Kit: Narcotics

Here's a few items to help with narcotics detection and destruction.

This article appeared in the November-December 2020 issue of Evidence Technology Magazine.
You can view that full issue here.

Screening Test for THC

The latest addition to Sirchie’s NARK II Product Line is a new screening test that enables users to determine if an unknown plant or oil substance has suspect low levels of THC and is a legal hemp/CBD product—or if it has suspect high levels of THC, and is considered an illegal, controlled substance. This new screening test saves users the hassle and time associated with arresting/booking someone for possession of legal Hemp or CBD products.

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Field-Ready Forensic Analysis of Narcotics and More

The TacticID–N Plus from B&W Tek is a field-ready handheld instrument specifically designed for non-contact forensic analysis of narcotics, pharmaceutical drugs, cutting agents, and precursors by law enforcement personnel. Featuring an intuitive workflow and touchscreen, samples can be nondestructively analyzed through opaque and transparent packaging, with sample threat level displayed prominently for law enforcement, customs, and border protection to act quickly with minimal sample contact. The TacticID-N Plus utilizes laboratory-proven Raman spectroscopy, which allows users to obtain actionable identification of illicit substances without ever compromising the integrity of the sample or the chain of evidence.

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Eliminate Drugs Designated for Destruction

Narc Gone HD eliminates theft of drugs designated for destruction. The patented formula made specifically for law enforcement destroys both Schedule 1 and prescription drugs. The solution contains eco-friendly activated carbon. To use, simply add drugs to the bottle and shake. The irreversible chemical destruction begins on contact, and drugs are rendered unrecoverable. Repeat as needed. When the container is full, add the hardener, shake one last time, and toss into the trash. No burning is required, and there are no regulatory headaches for incineration compliance. Narc Gone HD meets federal regulations and is DEA and EPA compliant. It is made in the USA and bottled in recyclable plastics. Narc Gone HD is the only chemical drug destruction product that destroys Schedule 1 drugs, ideal for use on campus, in the squad car, and in the P&E room—where it is easily added to evidence-management protocol.

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Drug-Disposal Incinerator

The ELASTEC Drug Terminator is a portable, drug-disposal incinerator for evidence drugs, paraphernalia, and Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) that was designed with law enforcement in mind. Drugs are safely destroyed by injecting them into a cyclone of fire with our patented Easy-Feed Cartridge. A more efficient method than open-barrel burning, the intense heat creates a clean, smoke-free burn, disintegrating the discarded materials into an average of 1% to 3% ash residue. The drug disposal incinerator assembly is easily moved from one location to another on a dolly-like cart. The incinerator attaches to a removable head or “open-end” drum as specified by ISO Standards.

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