Due to weather concerns, Austin area offices, including
      Driver License offices, will open at 10 AM Wed.,
      Jan. 17th, 2018. Other offices may be affected
      as well. Please check with your local office.

Drug Analysis Section

Drug Analysis Section personnel analyze street drug samples submitted by peace officers. The most common drugs analyzed are marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, heroin, prescription drugs, and designer drugs. Drug Analysis Section personnel also investigate clandestine drug labs. In 2015, 71 forensic chemists in the thirteen DPS crime labs examined evidence in over 44,900 drug cases, accounting for the majority of cases examined in the DPS crime labs.

ATTENTION – In an effort to provide more efficient and effective service for Drug testing requests, the DPS Crime Laboratory Service has implemented the following case acceptance policies: