TacticID-GP Aids in the Fight Against ‘One Pot’ Meth

Newark, Delaware – December 9, 2014

B&W Tek, Inc., an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms, is pleased to announce that the TacticID-GP has been used successfully by the United States DEA in ‘One Pot’ meth lab remediation.

A rapid new movement of simple, easy-to-make methamphetamine called the ‘One Pot’ method is sweeping the country. This new method is designed to get around laws restricting the sale of ingredients needed to make meth and is spreading in popularity at a rapid rate. This process is even more dangerous than the old makeshift meth labs, with numerous deaths and injuries reported around the world.

Cooks using the ‘One Pot’ method combine all of the ingredients into a single 2 liter coke bottle, Gatorade bottle or similar container. If the bottle is not ‘burped’ every 15 minutes or so, enough pressure can build up due to the chemical reaction that a violent explosion of flaming, toxic ingredients will occur. The process for making this ‘One Pot’ methamphetamine can be as short as 1 hour, can be performed almost anywhere, and yields several grams of highly pure meth.

The TacticID-GP handheld Raman spectrometer is ideal for hazardous material teams, law enforcement and other responders for fast, accurate identification of methamphetamine ingredients and precursors in the ‘One Pot’ method. It is able to scan directly through clear bottles, plastics and more, enabling responders to obtain identifications without direct contact. Limiting exposure for safety personnel is critical for making ‘One Pot’ lab remediation as safe as possible for all involved. The TacticID-GP has been used extensively with national law enforcement on-site to identify ingredients within these meth-making bottles. First responders have praised the system’s rapid identification, in-depth mixture analysis and multiple sampling accessories – all of which are making their lives safer and easier. The faster critical information can be passed to responders, the faster and safer these situations can be successfully resolved.

With its large on-board library of chemicals, narcotics and explosives, along with color-coded warning systems, Wi-Fi remote operation, multiple sampling accessories and more, TacticID-GP has proven to be an invaluable tool for those on the forefront of this disturbing new narcotic manufacturing front.

For more information on the TacticID handheld Raman spectrometer, visit: www.tacticid.com.

About B&W Tek, Inc.
B&W Tek is an advanced instrumentation company that delivers lab quality Raman spectroscopy solutions through user-friendly mobile platforms. B&W Tek provides solutions for the pharmaceutical, biomedical, physical, chemical and research communities. Our commitment to innovative solutions has made B&W Tek a leader in Raman spectroscopy solutions worldwide.

Greg Giuntini
B&W Tek, Inc.
19 Shea Way
Newark, DE 19713 USA

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