The current article:
Access to any forensic technology used by the police or state run crime labs is extremely limited. Breath alcohol testing devices, as an example, typically only fall into private hands once they’ve been rendered obsolete by newer technology. So, when we had an opportunity to examine the new Dräger DrugTest® 5000 Analyzer, we designed a series of experiments to examine and challenge the performance characteristics of the device. We were curious to know if the device provided accurate and reliable results that corresponded to other biological samples. To date, we’ve been able to obtain readings that we will compare to forensic Gas Chromatography analysis of urine samples obtained concurrently. This article will be the first in a series examining our findings.