Seized Drugs Section

August 30, 2020

Frequently Asked Questions: Identification of Marihuana Post Hemp Legalization

Seized Drug Analysts examine evidence to determine if it contains any controlled substances. They also determine the purity of methamphetamine in an item when needed for federal prosecution. The discipline identifies and reports a wide variety of controlled compounds including marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, opioids, prescription drugs, and designer drugs. With 13 locations across the state, the seized drug discipline is the largest in the DPS Crime Laboratory Division.