Category Archives: Drug analysis and toxicology

Illicit drug analysis | Clandestine laboratory analysis | Clandestine laboratory remediation | Urine toxicology | Alcohol and drugs in drivers | Post-mortem toxicology | blood doping | Drugs in sport |

Stereosonic’s Queensland revellers warned after NSW death

Brisbane Times AAP 30 November 2015

Queensland’s premier is willing to consider calls for drug-testing kits outside music festivals after a suspected drug-related death at a Sydney event.   Stereosonic comes to Brisbane on Sunday on the last day of its national tour.

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A more reliable drug test could keep people out of jail

The Sacromento Bee | Orlando Sentinel  Susan Jacobson 26 November 2015

David Nash, 28, hopes to have a portable drug-testing device ready by next year.  The device consists of a black plastic box a little larger and deeper than a deck of cards manufactured on a 3-D printer at UCF. It also will come with a smartphone app. The partners are trying to find a software developer to create the app and a database of drug reference standards.

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Pair found guilty in Vietnamese heroin bust

Brisbane Times AAP 27 November 2015

Two men caught red-handed unpacking millions of dollars worth of heroin smuggled in to Australia in two decorative wooden altars have been found guilty of possession.

Lam Hoang Tran and Duy Hoa Pham had denied attempting to possess commercial amounts of imported drugs but were convicted by a jury at Brisbane’s Supreme Court on Friday.

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Drugs and weapons charges, Gold Coast

QPS News 28 November 2015

Detectives from Taskforce Maxima have charged a 25-year-old man overnight following the discovery of dangerous drugs and weapons on the Gold Coast.  A search warrant was executed at a Labrador address on November 19 where police seized a quantity of methylamphetmines (ICE), cannabis, ecstasy, and drug paraphernalia.

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Party Pill Test That Can Detect Even Low Levels Of ‘Club Drugs’ Could Help Reveal Dangerous Drug Trends

Medical Daily Justin Caba 25 November 2015

A recent study published in the Journal of Chromatography B details a new drug test that can be used to identify even trace amounts of these club drugs in urine and plasma. This could help authorities keep up with ever-changing trends in drug use.

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Traffic cops swoop on drivers breaking the law, nabbing six drink drivers and 11 on drugs

Gold Coast Bulletin Jessica Elder 26 November 2015

GOLD Coast traffic police swooped on Surfers Paradise in the midst of schoolies celebrations nabbing six drink drivers and 11 at the wheel under the influence of drugs.   The traffic operation ran from 7pm on Tuesday night including four random breath test sites and officers from across the state.

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Spike in WA FIFO worker fake urine cheats

9News AAP 24 November 2015

A spike in the use of artificial urine to avoid spot drug tests has been recorded across West Australian workplaces, with drug dealers now selling the product as a package with methamphetamine.

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