heroin disks

SMALL HEROIN DISKS NEAR GREENSBORO, GEORGIA The Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Division of Forensic Sciences, Headquarters Laboratory (Atlanta) recently received five small discs of compacted, reddish-brown powder, suspected heroin (see Photo 1). The exhibits were seized near Greensboro by the Greene County Sheriff’s Office, pursuant to a local traffic stop (Greensboro is about 75 miles east of Atlanta). The discs were approximately 9 centimeters in diameter and between 1.5 and 4.5 centimeters thick. Analysis of the powder (total net mass 594 grams) by UV/VIS, HPLC, and GC/MS confirmed heroin (not quantitated), hydroxyzine, caffeine, O6-monoacetylmorphine, lidocaine, diphenhydramine, and procaine in a 40 : 34 : 29 : 22 : 14 : 2.5 : 1 ratio; aspirin and phenacetin were also identified. This is the first known submission of heroin in this unusual form, and also with such an unusual mix of adulterants, to the laboratory.

heroin disks
Terrapinzflyer, Sep 18, 2009
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