Thermo Scientific's TruNarc handheld narcotics identification systems have been added to the range of handheld Raman instrumentation now available from Warsash Scientific .
These drug detection devices are suitable for use by narcotics officers, customs, border patrol and other law enforcement personnel, and are capable of scanning a sample for multiple narcotics in a single test.
For most samples, this can be achieved without direct contact, making these devices a versatile solution for law enforcement that provides clear, definitive results for presumptive identification.
In addition, scans can generally be conducted directly through plastic or glass to minimise contamination, reduce exposure and preserve evidence.
TruNarc narcotics identification systems are lightweight and easy to use, delivering fast and accurate analysis of a range of narcotics that includes:
- hallucinogens; and
Utilising lab-proved Raman spectroscopy technology, TruNarc drug detection devices can not only analyse key drugs of abuse, but also common cutting agents, precursors and emerging threats such as cathinones (typically sold as bath salts).
Raman spectroscopy is a highly precise and selective optical technique and is accepted by the Scientific Working Group for the Analysis of Seized Drugs (SWGDRUG) as a Category A analytical technique.
Once a substance is analysed by a TruNarc device, full results are automatically collected for reporting and evidence. By combining rapid results with automated reports, the path to prosecution can thus be streamlined, reducing administrative burden and dramatically impacting the time and expense of drug-related arrests.