Narcotics Identification

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Keep drugs, and drug dealers, off the streets with field-based narcotics identification

The global drug problem continues to increase, with production and trafficking of methamphetamines, cocaine, MDMA (ecstasy) heroin, cathinones (bath salts), and cannabinoids (spice) impacting communities worldwide and stressing already constrained investigative resources. Now, fentanyl has become a potent and emerging drug threat. Narcotics detectives, customs agents, and law enforcement personnel all struggle with the need for faster analysis of suspected illicit drugs in order to prioritize evidence and pursue prosecutions.

Now you can bring the accuracy and reliability of a lab-proven technology directly to the scene with the Thermo Scientific™ TruNarc™ handheld narcotics analyzer. The TruNarc analyzer easily and quickly identifies multiple controlled substances including narcotics, synthetic drugs, cutting agents, and precursor materials in a single test using non-destructive, non-contact sampling to preserve evidence.

Based on lab-proven Raman spectroscopy, the TruNarc analyzer provides narcotics officers with clear, definitive results for presumptive identification with no user interpretation.

Request a demo to see how the TruNarc analyzer can streamline presumptive ID and prosecution.


Synthetic cathinones represent a global health crisis -- and a tough law enforcement challenge.


Synthetic cannabinoids continue to evolve, evading prosecution and threatening public safety.

Got a drug problem?

Learn more about how TruNarc analyzes substances in the field, captures results and helps expedite prosecution.

New weapon in the war on drugs

Rapidly identify suspected narcotics without direct contact for most samples.