TruNarc™ Handheld Narcotics Analyzer

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The global drug problem continues to increase, with trafficking of meth, cocaine, ecstasy and heroin, and emerging threats like fentanyl, 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.


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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 fentanyl, 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. 

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