A Workflow for Comprehensive Analysis of Forensic Samples Using Electron and Chemical Ionization High Resolution Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
Poster Oct 30, 2014
David E. Alonso, Joe Binkley, and John Rorabeck
Controlled substances such as marijuana, cocaine, heroin and methamphetamines are commonly seized by law enforcement officials and routinely analyzed by forensic laboratories. More recently, synthetic drugs such as bath salts and cannabinoids, as well as naturally occurring “herbal remedies” and hallucinogenic mushrooms, have gained popularity as chemical stimulants and opiate substitutes. This study focuses on the comprehensive profiling of complex botanicals obtained from drug seizures.