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.

Course Objectives

  • 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
  • Cannabis
  • Stimulants
  • Depressants
  • Hallucinogens
  • Narcotics
  • Designer Drugs
  • Anabolic Steroids
  • Non-Controlled Substances
  • Clandestine Laboratories

Course Schedule and Contacts:

To register for a class, click the “Register” button or call the contact listed with that class below: