Characterization of Complex Forensic Samples by Gas Chromatography--High Resolution Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry
Poster Jun 19, 2014
John Rorabeck, David E. Alonso, and Joe Binkley
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, cannabinoids, naturally occurring herbal remedies, and hallucinogenic mushrooms have gained popularity as chemical stimulants and opiate substitutes. This study focused on the comprehensive profiling of complex botanicals obtained from drug seizures.