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  • Announcing Sirchie Command Magazine

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    We know that every day you stand as a hero to someone, working to make your communities safer because you choose to respond, investigate, analyze, support, and educate students. To support you, we want to make sure you have continuous access to information you can use. We have our free webinars and Lunch-n-Learns but we wanted to create another resource for you to get information that you can use again and again to make your day easier. In this quarterly magazine, SirchieCommand™, we put...
  • Lab equipment explained: Differences in cabinets, chambers, and work stations. BONUS: Why you need to stay protected with a Fentanyl enclosure

    By: Jocelyne Terilli
    There are two reasons lab technicians need to have the right equipment: to protect themselves from the chemicals they’re using or to protect evidence from being contaminated. But all this equipment looks similar so it can be confusing as to which is what, how they’re different, and what the function is if you’re coming across it for the first time. As a follow-up to our February 2018 Lunch-n-Learn: Comparing drying cabinets, fuming chambers, & workstations, we’ve gone through each...
  • NARK News

    By: Administrator
    Welcome to the New Home for Sirchie's NARK News, an electronic newsletter for narcotics investigation Sirchie publishes NARK News several times per year as a resource for law enforcement professionals involved with narcotics investigation.  To access any issue, simply click on the cover of that issue and it will open up the downloadable PDF version for your review. New Issue - Volume 9 Published June 2015                     Archive Volume 8 June...
  • Study points to organized crime links to counterfeit medicines

    By: Administrator
    criminal A study of counterfeits of a single medicine brand has found similarities that suggest one organized, criminal organization is likely behind the trade. That is the conclusion drawn by scientists from pharma company Roche and the Institute of Forensic Science in Switzerland, who systematically profiled samples of the unnamed capsule product taken from 33 separate seizures around the world between 2004 and 2013. Armed with high-tech analytical technologies that can identify counterfeits...
  • Law Enforcement Teams Up to Bring Down Drug Pipeline

    By: Administrator
    HUNTINGTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Law enforcement agencies across the Tri-State are teaming up to disrupt the drug pipeline from Detroit. Recently, officers from Kentucky, Ohio and West Virginia took part in a training course in Huntington. They learned about new tip-offs to look for in traffic stops and more about how they can work together to stop criminals from trucking in drugs. "Drug trafficking doesn't stop at the river over here, it goes across state lines," FBI Agent Chris Courtright...
  • Heroin Overdosing Becoming a Widespread Problem

    By: Administrator
    The number of heroin deaths in Baton Rouge is up three times over last year. Officials say that a higher grade of product with a lower price tag is why. It is not just in the Capital City; the problem is soaring in places like Assumption Parish. Posted by Don Penven BATON ROUGE, LA (WAFB) - As the number of heroin deaths in East Baton Rouge and surrounding areas grow, law enforcement officials are trying to get a handle on the issue. Heroin related deaths have nearly tripled since 2012 East...
  • Police and health care officials sound alarm on new drug called ‘Molly’

    By: Administrator
    An alarming number of deaths recently linked to a street drug known as “Molly” has generated national concern among officials. by Don Penven An alarming number of deaths recently linked to a street drug known as “Molly” has generated national concern among officials. While urban and suburban communities have been infested with synthetics like K2, Spice, Bath Salts, etc., a new wave of derivatives contain an even more lethal mixture of illegal compounds. A fairly recent addition to...
  • Meth Labs - Part 2

    By: Administrator
    Meth Lab - Part 2, Video provided by fireengineering.com Video provided by Fire Engineering... Meth Labs Part 2 Sign Up For the Latest News from Sirchie & the Forensics Industry Synthetic vs Natural Substances  
  • Meth Labs - Part 1

    By: Administrator
    Meth Lab Part 1: Video supplied by Police Officers Safety Association, Courtesy of Officer.com Video supplied by Fire Engineering... Meth Labs Part 2 Sign Up For the Latest News from Sirchie & the Forensics Industry  
  • Investigating Indoor Marijuana Grows

    By: Administrator
    Watch this Police training video on Indoor Marijuana Grows. This video is made available by the Police Officer's Safety Association. Watch the Video HERE Like Us on Facebook Sign Up For the Latest News from Sirchie & the Forensics Industry    Detection of Meth labs          
  • Thinking About Trying Bath Salts?

    By: Administrator
    Thinking about trying bath salts? Here are a few folks who did. Bath Salts Users      Watch the NIJ Video--Human Factors in Latent Fingerprint Identification         Sign Up For the Latest News from Sirchie & the Forensics Industry Investigating Indoor marijuana Grows                                          
  • "LEGAL BATH SALTS"

    By: Administrator
    Synthetic stimulants: Many states have addressed these substances and like Wisconsin and Indiana, have introduced and passed amendments to include these substances and all analogs. Remember what an analog is; a structural derivative of a parent compound. By: Jack Thorndike, NARK News – a-PVP (alphaPyrrolidinopentiophenone) In the 1st edition of the NARK News we discussed the synthetic stimulants and the three (3) basic chemical formulations: MDPV; Methylone; and Mephedrone. All three (3) of...
  • Synthetic vs. Natural Substances

    By: Administrator
    All of our most popular original controlled substances came from plant materials. These included: poppies to heroin; coca plants to cocaine; and marijuana plants for THC. All of these substances proved easy to legislate since you couldn’t alter opiates, cocaine or THC. By: Jack Thorndike, NARK News  All of our most popular original controlled substances came from plant materials. These included: poppies to heroin; coca plants to cocaine; and marijuana plants for THC. All of these substances...
  • ANALOG LAWS FOR SYNTHETICS

    By: Administrator
    When the synthetic substances first appeared, the DEA was quick and correct in responding with their two (2) Emergency Schedules: Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2 or Spice): By: Jack Thorndike When the synthetic substances first appeared, the DEA was quick and correct in responding with their two (2) Emergency Schedules: Synthetic Cannabinoids (K2 or Spice): DEA Website Information Synthetic Stimulants (Bath Salts): Google “DEA Bath Salts” and click on the first result: “News from DEA, News...
  • Bath Salts – Confirming Probable Cause

    By: Administrator
    One of the most common questions asked concerning the new “Bath Salt” field tests is what kind of independent testing did they undergo before being offered to the law enforcement community? By: Jack Thorndike, NARK News, Vol.2 One of the most common questions I’m asked concerning the new “Bath Salt” field tests is what kind of independent testing did they undergo before being offered to the law enforcement community? Sirchie® prides itself in only offering presumptive field tests...