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Missouri Agency's Tongue-in-Cheek "Scam Alert" Social Media Post Goes Viral

A police department in Missouri is getting a lot of attention for a social media post in which it invited gullible purchasers of illegal narcotics to bring their drugs into the station to be properly weighed, thereby supposedly not falling victim to a "scam" in which tricky drug dealers would sell them short on their drug buy.

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In the Field Drug Testing

Law enforcement officers can safely and accurately identify substances outside of the lab using two very distinct technologies.

New Thermo Scientific TruNarc Analyzer Software Expands Capabilities

Law enforcement can now identify 34 additional substances and choose from two scan modes with the Thermo Scientific TruNarc handheld narcotics analyzer, thanks to its latest software update.

Zistos Introduces Digital Telemetry for the ExplorerSCOPE Cargo Inspection System

The new optional WiFi transmitter adapter (WXMT-WIFI) connects to the ExplorerSCOPE and produces wireless, encrypted digital video images that can be transmitted and viewed on a smart display running the Zistos imaging application, or transmitted over a digital network.

IACP 2019: Rigaku Analytical Devices Presents Portfolio of Handheld Raman Analyzers

The Rigaku family of handheld Raman analyzers is designed to provide on-site identification and detection of narcotics for law enforcement.

Pennsylvania K-9 Credited with 2 Big Drug Busts in 2 Days

A K-9 with the Johnstown (PA) Police Department is being credited with the location and seizure of 60 pounds of marijuana at a traffic stop, and the subsequent seizure of large amounts of cocaine, MDMA, crystal meth, and fentanyl.

California K-9 Sniffs Out 23 Pounds of Methamphetamine

A K-9 with the San Mateo (CA) Police Department is being credited for the seizure of 23 pounds of methamphetamine at a traffic stop.

Nebraska Officer Hospitalized After Narcotics Suspect Assaults Her

An officer with the Lincoln (NE) Police Department suffered a broken nose when a narcotics suspect reportedly elbowed her in the face as she tried to detain him.

Suspected Philadelphia Cop Shooter Has Extensive and Violent Criminal Record

In 2008, he was convicted of escaping, fleeing from police, and resisting arrest. Along the way, he beat criminal charges on everything from kidnapping to attempted murder.

Multiple Officers Wounded, 1 Critical in North Philadelphia Shooting

One of the officers was reportedly shot in the head and is in critical condition. The critically wounded officer was reportedly conscious when he was taken from the scene.