Controlled Substances Identification and Testing
To help enforce illegal drug laws in Rhode Island by examining evidence confiscated in drug-related crimes for the presence of controlled substances.
What we do
Perform laboratory identifications of chemical substances in evidence submitted by police departments.
Confirm illegal drug usage and drug trafficking.
Support federal, state, and local law enforcement in the investigation and prosecution of narcotics crimes.
Identify trends in drug usage and emerging threats to public health.
Assist federal and state law enforcement agencies in the investigation of local clandestine drug laboratories.
In 2020, 4,472 individual drug items were tested in 2,027 cases. Of note is the 37% increase in Methamphetamine identifications and increasing numbers of counterfeit pill seizures. New drug identifications include: Ethylone