TruNarc™ Handheld Narcotics Analyzer

The global drug problem continues to increase, with trafficking of meth, cocaine, ecstasy and heroin, and emerging threats like bath salts and spice, impacting communities worldwide. Identification of suspected narcotics is a critical challenge for law enforcement officials, who need quick information in the field to help keep drugs, and drug dealers, off the streets. With the Thermo Scientific™ TruNarc™ Handheld Narcotics Analyzer, narcotics officers, customs, border patrol, and other personnel can scan a sample for multiple narcotics in a single test to obtain clear, definitive results.


Product Description

With the TruNarc Handheld Narcotics Analyzer, the accuracy and reliability of a narcotics lab are available anywhere you go. Narcotics, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens and analgesics are easily identified using lab-proven Raman spectroscopy.  

Single Test, Multiple Narcotics
Identifies dozens of narcotics in a single test, saving time and money.

Easy to Use
A single test for multiple controlled substances provides clear, definitive results for presumptive identification with no user interpretation.

Broad Analysis Capability
Analyze key drugs of abuse as well as common cutting agents, precursors and emerging threats such as synthetic cathinones (bath salts) and cannabinoids (Spice or K2).

Non-destructive, Non-contact Sampling
Scan directly through plastic or glass for most samples to minimize contamination, reduce exposure and preserve evidence.

Automated Data Storage and Report Generation
TruNarc Admin captures all scan and self check results to help support prosecution.

Reachback Support
Spectral analysis by staff chemists available.

Emerging Threasts
The TruNarc Handheld Narcotics Analyzer identifies small amounts of synthetic cannabinoid on leaf material – typically the final form found before consumption, as well as in bulk for for transport. 


Got a drug problem?

Learn how you can get fast and accurate narcotics analysis anywhere it's needed.

Video Duration: 3.52 minutes


New weapon in the war on drugs

Rapidly identify suspected narcotics without direct contact for most samples.

Video Duration: 2.56 minutes

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Related applications
Raman technology

Widely-adopted and laboratory-proven, Raman spectroscopy provides the science behind our instruments used for chemical, narcotic, counterfeit drug, and raw material identification. 

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Language Configurations
Data Export Formats
Controlled substances, cutting agents, and precursors
English, Chinese, Polish, Russian, Spanish
CSV, Excel™ spreadsheet, SPC file, PDF

Full specifications
Description TruNarc Handheld Narcotics Analyzer
Weight (English) 1.25 lb.
Weight (Metric) 0.570kg
Height (English) 2 in.
Height (Metric) 5.1cm
Length (English) 6.4 in.
Length (Metric) 16.26cm
Width (English) 4.1 in.
Width (Metric) 10.41cm
Libraries Controlled substances, cutting agents, and precursors
Data Export Formats CSV, Excel™ spreadsheet, SPC file, PDF
Configuration Unlimited or Pay-Per-Scan
Battery Type Rechargeable internal 3.7V battery pack (10 hrs.); DC wall adapter, 5V DC, 1.5A; optional car charger
Temperature (English) Operating -14° to +122°F
Temperature (Metric) Operating -10° to +50°C
Power Consumption 1.5A
Voltage 3.7V
Item Description TruNarc Handheld Narcotics Analyzer
Language Configurations English, Chinese, Polish, Russian, Spanish
Computer Administration TruNarc Admin software connected via microUSB to USB
Dimensions (L x W x H) 6.4 x 4.1 x 2 in. (16.26 x 10.41 x 5.1cm)

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