Category Archives: forensic toxicology
Forensics: Washington State Patrol’s toxicology lab ran tests in office contaminated by meth, possibly jeopardizing thousand of cases
SEATTLE – Behind the locked doors of a third-floor office in South Seattle, countertop instruments filled with dozens of tiny vials feed data to nearby monitors while performing scores of tests each day in pursuit of justice. — Read on … Continue reading
Forensics: Protect and Serve. Georgia Southern QB says false-positive field test showed bird droppings as cocaine
Straight to law enforcement chem-tests are nortorious for this. You can add Georgia Southern University’s starting quarterback to the list of innocent people wrongly charged with drugs based on a faulty roadside drug test. — Read on http://www.fox5atlanta.com/news/georgia-southern-qb-says-false-positive-field-test-showed-bird-droppings-as-cocaine.amp
This is a continuing story involving Henry Lee and the crime lab where he has been a decades-long teacher and examiner. Added intrigue has to do with a FBI footprint guru teaching how to “definitely” identify a defendant from a … Continue reading
This is a real war on drugs being fought at the DEA and forensic crime labs. Fentanyl is 50 stronger than heroin. San Francisco Chronicle.
Taking a close look at why forensic tox is so complicated and takes weeks to months to complete. Unlike other medical tests, where technicians isolate a specific compound like cholesterol, Middleberg says that you don’t always know what you’re looking … Continue reading