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Archive

Volume 6 - August 2013


Volume 5 - Dec 2012


Volume 4 - October 2012


Volume 3 - August 2012

Volume 2 - June 2012


Volume 1 - April 2012


 

Current Issue

Volume 7 - December 2013

Topics Include:

  • Suboxone® - Buprenorphine/Naxolone
  • Mollies - What are They and How Should I Field Test?
  • DEA Emergency Schedule and New Synthetic Cannabinoids
  • Krokodil - The Truth about a Horrible Substance
  • Analogue Law: Jim Carlson & Last Place on Earth (Head Shop)
  • Short Thoughts

NARK News will be published 6 times per year.  Please contact Jack Thorndike at (910) 690-0642 or jackthorndike@aol.comto get your email on the subscription list.

We welcome your recommendations for stories and questions you may need answered.

Archive:

Volume 6 - August 2013

Topics include:

  • New Sirchie NARK Synthetic Cannabinoid Field Test
  • New Formulations of Synthetic Cannabinoids to Watch For
  • Updates to Existing & Additional New Synthetic Cathinones
  • Testing Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)
  • Heroin...Fentanyl-What Do We Have?
  • Quick Updates
  • Additional New Field Tests

Volume 5 - December 2012

This issue focuses on:

  • "2C" Products - What Are They?
  • Opiates - Synthetic or Semi-Synthetic
  • Quick Notes - Myth & Truth Concerning Field Tests
  • Rarely Used Investigative Tool - Google Voice
  • New Field Tests - a-PVP & Psilocybin/Psilocin

Volume 4 - October 2012

This issue focuses on:

  • Clandestine Lab Tour - See a Synthetic Cannabinoid Operation
  • Emergency Measures - Georgia's Answer
  • Synthetic Cannabinoids - What do the Prefixes Mean?
  • Cocaine Swipes - Confirm Probable Cause?
  • False Positive in the Mecke's Reagent (Heroin)
  • New Synthetic Substances on the Horizon

Volume 3 - August 2012

This issue focuses on:

  • Synthetic Drug Abuse Prevention Act of 2012
  • Cathinone Chemical Classes & Their Trade Names
  • Synthetic Drug Threats by State
  • Synthetic Terms - What do We Call Them and Why
  • Protocol Sheets
  • Training and Technical Support

Volume 2 - June 2012

This issue focuses on:

  • Bath Salts - Confirming Probable Cause
  • Analog Laws
  • "Legal Bath Salts" (a-PVP)
  • Sodium Nitroprusside Reagent (Meth Test)
  • Instructor Training Classes
  • K2 Synthetic Cannabinoid Update

Volume 1 - April 2012

This issue focuses on:

  • Introduction to Synthetics
  • FAQ: "Bath Salts"
  • FAQ: Synthetic Cannabinoids
  • FAQ: Legislating and Charging
  • Shelf Life of Field Tests
  • Duquenois-Levine Reagent