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  • Legal K9 Searches

    Lately I’ve seen many news reports of a U.S. Supreme Court case involving K9 searches. The particular case I’ve been seeing has to do K9 Franky from the Miami-Dade Police Department and an arrest that was made in December 2006. I am going to discuss...

    Article • November 15th, 2012

  • New War On Drugs

    There is a new fight in the war on drugs. The battle brewing is one to make pseudoephedrine a controlled substance.

    Article • January 13th, 2011

  • M-Series DrugWipe

    Unregistered and unreported meth labs pose a grave challenge to children, families, and communities. When law enforcement officers suspect a meth lab, it is their custodial duty to consider the safety of the surrounding community. If contamination can...

    Product • August 30th, 2012

  • Dräger DrugTest 5000 System - Analyzer and Test Kit

    The Dräger DrugTest 5000 System - Analyzer and Test kit - provides fast and accurate on-site forensic drug detection. Substances such as Opiates, Cocaine, Amphetamines, Methamphetamines, Benzodiazepines, Cannabinoids and Methadone can be detected in oral...

    Product • August 21st, 2012

  • Pinning down a deadly recipe

    It was just another sunny afternoon in the cruiser until you found yourself investigating a woman who is literally clawing at her own skin. On the ground you note a container with a white substance has fallen from her bag. Based on what you know, is...

    Article • July 13th, 2012

  • Bath Salts, The Fear Factor and Handcuffing

    Last year I encountered a young man who was under the influence of bath salts and at the time my state did not outlaw them for illicit use and neither did the DEA. Since that time both have done so.

    Article • February 9th, 2012

  • Dig this

    Less than half a mile from the U.S. Port of Entry at Otay Mesa in San Diego County, Mexican drug smugglers operated an elaborate 2,400-foot tunnel that connected a small warehouse 175 yards south of the border near Tijuana’s Rodriguez International...

    Article • January 18th, 2012

  • More than mailmen with guns

    "The Inspection Service is one of the oldest law enforcement agencies in the country and has a reputation for quality investigations," explains U.S. Postal Inspector Lawrence Dukes Jr. "Inspectors get to work a variety of investigations, specializing in...

    Article • October 17th, 2011

  • An eye on the high

    ‘H’, Snow, Mr. Brownstone Heroine use is eclipsing the use of coke in Memphis and other parts of the country. Some say it’s due in part to cocaine’s climbing costs. “We’re seeing kilos [of cocaine] going for close to $15k more than they were...

    Article • August 23rd, 2011

  • K9 Parcel Interdiction

    Those canine handlers who train but miss the opportunity to work with parcels and become involved in parcel interdictions are missing a great opportunity.

    Article • August 11th, 2011

  • Poppin' pills

    In a small town, a mother receives a call at work. She needs to come to the high school right away. They have her 15-year-old son Brett in the office. He was caught with a bag of pills. As she’s driving to the school, numerous thoughts run through her...

    Article • July 21st, 2011

  • Prescription Drug Abuse and Teenagers

    Health care, criminal justice, legislative and mental health practitioners across the country attempt to tackle this problem daily by instituting new national programs, raising awareness and working together to improve accountability.

    Article • June 29th, 2011

  • Concealed No More

    Criminals have always tried to hide their contraband. "Reveal the conceal" with contributor Chris Watkins.

    Article • June 15th, 2011

  • Justifying your crime interdiction efforts

    Would you take your family and stay overnight at some of the hotels or motels you respond to when on shift? Of course not, but then again how do you determine which locations are “chronic service drains”?

    Article • May 26th, 2011

  • Are Bath Salts an Illegal Drug?

    We keep hearing about state legislators looking to make bath salts illegal in emergency legislation. Do they mean those you put in the tub?

    Article • May 17th, 2011

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