skip navigation

PUBLICATIONS

Register for Latest Research

Stay Informed
Register with NCJRS to receive NCJRS's biweekly e-newsletter JUSTINFO and additional periodic emails from NCJRS and the NCJRS federal sponsors that highlight the latest research published or sponsored by the Office of Justice Programs.

NCJRS Abstract

The document referenced below is part of the NCJRS Virtual Library collection. To conduct further searches of the collection, visit the Virtual Library. See the Obtain Documents page for direction on how to access resources online, via mail, through interlibrary loans, or in a local library.

 

NCJ Number: 203903 Find in a Library
Title: National Forensic Laboratory Information System Midyear Report 2003
Corporate Author: US Dept of Justice, Drug Enforcement Admin
Office of Diversion Control
United States of America
Date Published: 2003
Page Count: 20
Sponsoring Agency: US Dept of Justice, Drug Enforcement Admin
Springfield, VA 22152
Sale Source: US Dept of Justice, Drug Enforcement Admin
Office of Diversion Control
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, VA 22152
United States of America
Document: PDF
Type: Report (Annual/Periodic)
Format: Document (Online)
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This report provides the results of substances analyzed by State and local laboratories participating in the DEA’s, National Forensic Laboratory Information System for midyear 2003.
Abstract: The National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) is a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) sponsored program that systematically collects results from drug analyses conducted by State and local forensic laboratories. The laboratories analyze substances secured in law enforcement operations across the country and offer a resource for monitoring and understanding illegal drug abuse and trafficking. In addition, the NFLIS data are used to support drug scheduling efforts and inform drug policy and drug enforcement initiatives. This midyear 2003 report on the NFLIS presents results of substances analyzed by State and local laboratories. The report is divided into three sections: national and regional estimates, major drug categories, and drug combinations. Result highlights are presented for sections one and two: (1) an estimated 874,251 drug items were analyzed by State and local laboratories in the United States from January 2003 through June 2003 with Cannabis/THC the most frequently identified drug; (2) the estimated number of drug items analyzed by State and local laboratories declined from the first quarter of 2001 through the second quarter of 2003 from 455,439 to 440,300; (3) Oxycodone and hydrocodone each experienced significant increases from the first quarter of 2001 to the second quarter of 2003; (4) overall, 34 percent of narcotic analgesic were identified as hydrocodone, 31 percent as oxycodone, and 10 percent as methadone; (5) among benzodiazepines, 54 percent were reported as alprazolam, 23 percent as diazepam, and 16 percent as clonazepam; and (6) 1 percent of all reported items contained two or more substances, most commonly heroin/cocaine. Tables, references and appendices A-C
Main Term(s): Drug analysis
Index Term(s): Controlled Substances; Drug law enforcement; Drug purity; Drug statistics; Forensic medicine; Information Systems and Technology
Note: Downloaded on January 7, 2004.
To cite this abstract, use the following link:
http://www.ncjrs.gov/App/publications/abstract.aspx?ID=203903

*A link to the full-text document is provided whenever possible. For documents not available online, a link to the publisher's website is provided. Tell us how you use the NCJRS Library and Abstracts Database - send us your feedback.