Heroin base soaked robe
TERRY-CLOTH BATHROBE LACED WITH HEROIN BASE IN NEW YORK CITY The DEA Northeast Laboratory (New York, New York) recently received a tan colored, terry-cloth bathrobe, which was suspected of having been laced with heroin (see Photo 9). The exhibit was seized at a residence in New York City by Immigration and Customs Enforcement personnel. Analysis of representative sections and extracts of the bathrobe by color testing, microscopic crystal testing, FTIR/ATR, GC/MS, and GC/FID confirmed 7.5 percent heroin base and trace cocaine by weight in the cloth. Heroin-laced clothing is not unusual; however, heroin base is not commonly submitted (in any form) to the Northeast Laboratory.