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NCJ Number: 183304 Find in a Library
Title: Cyclohexyl Nitrite Encounter
Journal: Journal of Forensic Sciences  Volume:44  Issue:1  Dated:January 1999  Pages:197-204
Author(s): Ingrid K. Dearmore B.S.
Date Published: January 1999
Page Count: 6
Type: Report (Study/Research)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: The Washington State Patrol Crime Laboratory in Seattle analyzed the contents of a brown glass bottle reportedly founded in the pocket of a transient male arrested for assault to determine whether the yellow liquid contained common controlled drugs.
Abstract: The suspect claimed that the unlabeled bottle was cleaner for the tape head of a video cassette recorder. Results of the crime laboratory analysis revealed no controlled substances. However, the analysis identified the liquid as impure cyclohexyl nitrite, a compound of the same chemical class as amyl and butyl nitrite, which are known for their abuse potential. A bottle labeled cyclohexyl nitrite, but not confirmed by analysis, is the only known previous case submitted to this crime laboratory. Figures and 5 references (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Police policies and procedures
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug analysis; Evidence identification; Forensic medicine; Reasonable suspicion; Scientific techniques; Search and seizure; Washington
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