Drug Analysis Section

Drug Analysis Section personnel analyze street drug samples submitted by peace officers. The most common drugs analyzed are marijuana, cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, heroin, prescription drugs, and designer drugs. Drug Analysis Section personnel also investigate clandestine drug labs. In 2004, fifty-five forensic chemists in the thirteen DPS crime labs examined evidence in a total of over 50,000 drug cases annually, accounting for the majority of cases examined in the DPS crime labs.