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Narcotics

Law enforcement personnel, laboratory technicians, crime scene investigators and many others face a significant challenge for reducing narcotics trafficking and drug abuse. New drugs appear at alarming rates and the global drug problem is spiraling out of control. Raman technology provides quick and accurate sample screening for law enforcement in the field, and at the crime scene. Valuable information is readily available, therefore reducing the time of analysis and cost while protecting officers and citizens. Raman technology provides the perfect solution for rapid identification of multiple forensic sample types either directly in the field or in the lab. With the ability to analyze mixtures the source and distribution of narcotics can be determined from a rapid sample scan taken in the field. The current legal process from arrest to prosecution can be lengthy and relatively costly to taxpayers. After an arrest, narcotic-specific test kits are used by law enforcement for positive indication for presumptive evidence, but these specific test kits aren’t necessarily available yet. Seized samples are subsequently sent to a laboratory for confirmatory testing, which could take weeks or months before results reach the prosecutor’s hands.

Current confirmatory analytical techniques for analyzation are being optimized for simplicity in field instrumentation. Though certain technologies are ideal for precise laboratory identification, Raman technology is beneficial for quick and accurate sample processing for law enforcement. The transition from lab-based to field-based analyzers allows users to conduct the same reliable measurements at the point of arrest, reducing the burden on crime labs and accelerating the prosecution process.


Products

TacticID®-GP Plus

All-Inclusive Handheld Analyzer for Hazmat, Narcotics and More

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TacticID®-N Plus

Handheld Analyzer for Narcotics Identification

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i-Raman® EX

1064nm Fiber Optic Raman System

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TacticID®-1064

All-Inclusive Handheld Raman for Identification of Explosives, Hazmat, Narcotics & More

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Application Notes

In this application note, multiple narcotics are tested using the TacticID handheld Raman spectrometer and are referenced against an internal spectral library for identification purposes. The TacticID not only collects the data, but performs the analysis and displays a user-friendly “Match/No Match” response on the screen in order to cater to law enforcement and homeland security personnel who don’t have training in the lab.
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Law enforcement officers responsible for reducing narcotics trafficking and drug abuse face more challenges than ever before. New drugs are appearing at an alarming rate and the global drug problem is spiraling out of control. Raman technology can provide quick and accurate sample processing for law enforcement to reduce time and cost while protecting officers and citizens alike.
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Law enforcement personnel, laboratory technicians, crime scene investigators and many others face a significant challenge for identification of materials in a forensic investigation, as they must routinely examine materials such as gun powder residue, drugs of abuse, hair sampling, chemical precursors and more. In these cases, technologies such as Raman spectroscopy can be successfully used for cursory identification of multiple forensic sample types either directly in the field or in the lab.
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Historically, identification of complex compounds and binding/tableting materials have only been achievable using research-grade, laboratory systems, which offer high resolving power and better signal to noise capability. In this article we set out to demonstrate that the recent technological breakthroughs in the NanoRam are proving that high performance Raman spectroscopy can be combined with simplicity and ease of use in a compact design.
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Brightly-colored street samples such as ecstasy tablets pose a serious challenge due to the fluorescence interference commonly associated with Raman devices that use a 785-nm laser. For this reason, handheld Raman systems that contain 1064-nm laser excitation, as opposed to the 785-nm laser excitation traditionally used, are the newest advancement in Raman instrumentation in an effort to significantly reduce fluorescence interference.
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