Course Length: 1 day (8 hours)
MCTFT Coordinators: Gail Walker (727-344-8020) The goal of this course is to present an in-depth look at the identification of various controlled and non-controlled substances and their associated paraphernalia that sworn law enforcement officers will likely encounter in their duties. Investigators receive hands-on training in the identification of narcotics and other dangerous drugs and paraphernalia which they will likely encounter in their law enforcement duties. Topics include: scheduling and classification, appearance, physiological and psychological effects, methods of ingestion, possible medicinal and/or cultural uses, slang terminology, weights and diluents, cultivation and production, and clandestine laboratories.
- Differentiate, according to schedule classification, various controlled and non-controlled substances.
- State, according to schedule classification and the process of cultivation and/or production of various controlled and non-controlled substances.
- State the possible medicinal uses of various controlled and non-controlled substances, if any.
- State the method of ingestion, slang terms, and the physiological and psychological effects of various controlled and non-controlled substances.
- Identify the signs and signals of a possible clandestine laboratory operation.
Overview of topics
- Drug Scheduling and Classification
- Designer Drugs
- Anabolic Steroids
- Non-Controlled Substances
- Clandestine Laboratories
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