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Tag: Narcotics Detection
Protecting Police from Street Drugs
Opioids and other highly potent substances are a threat to the public and law enforcement. Touchless identification technology can help you know when you are in danger and prevent exposure.
July 5, 2023
The TruNarc Narcotics Analyzer Now Used in All 50 States
The handheld device uses Raman spectroscopy for presumptive narcotics identification in the field so that officers can make safe, definitive decisions.
July 25, 2022
Handheld Drug Testing in the Field
Officers need to have fast and accurate tools for identifying unknown substances, and these three manufacturers are supplying them.
May 18, 2022
Understanding Handheld Drug Detection Technologies
Handheld drug detection and identification tools can help officers make presumptive analysis of street drugs, including designer drugs, and alert them to hazardous materials.
December 8, 2021
MobileDetect Field Drug Tests
The free MobileDetect app adds automated drug detection and reporting capabilities, increasing accuracy and accountability for a complete drug testing solution.
August 30, 2021
First Look: The Handheld Drug Identifier
Thermo Fisher Scientific’s Defender1064 is a versatile and easy-to-use chemical analyzer that was designed to enhance officer safety.
July 14, 2021
Thermo Fisher Scientific Launches New Raman Analyzer, Enhancing Narcotics Identification for Law Enforcement
The new 1064Defender Raman Analyzer features a touchless, targeted methodology that enhances identification of street heroin and other fluorescent narcotics, without removing them from their packaging
April 6, 2021
Suspects Dump $1 Million on Highway During Vehicle Pursuit
“At one point during the pursuit, the driver of the Chevrolet Suburban stopped on the right shoulder, exited the vehicle and dropped two cardboard boxes off before returning to the vehicle and continuing to flee,” said the California Highway Patrol of Merced County.
May 5, 2020
Safe Narcotics Identification with the Thermo Scientific TruNarc Analyzer
Learn how the TruNarc offers field-based presumptive narcotics, precursor and cutting agent testing.
April 30, 2020
Pit Bull Rescued from Dog Fighters Becomes North Carolina K-9
K-9 Nibbles, who was one of 31 pit bull puppies seized from a suspected dogfighting operation in Canada in 2015, is now out patrolling Craven County as a narcotics dog.
April 15, 2020
Sirchie Announces Hemp/CBD Screening Test
Sirchie LLC has launched the NARK II Hemp/CBD Screening Test. This presumptive field test will help law enforcement determine if an unknown substance is legal hemp/CBD or contains high enough levels of THC to merit further testing.
March 20, 2020
Point of Law
When Can You Extend a Traffic Stop?
A K-9 sniff of a suspect's car led to a drug conviction and a 7th Circuit ruling on traffic stop length.
November 12, 2019
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