The Department of Forensic Science (DFS) received grant funding from the Department of Criminal Justice Services to purchase 4-AP (also known as Swiss or Cannabis Typification) field test kits for distribution to law enforcement agencies.
Report Update for Drugs Submitted in Calendar Year 2018
The landscape of seized drugs has changed over the past year to include significant increases in methamphetamine submissions and decreases in all opioid submissions (i.e., heroin, synthetic opioids and prescription opioids).
DFS and OCME to Relocate Central Facilities to Mechanicsville
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DNA & DUI/DUID Training for Virginia Criminal Attorneys & Judges
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Notice Regarding Marijuana Testing
Recent changes in federal and state law regarding marijuana and industrial hemp require that DFS notify its customers and stakeholders regarding the impact of those changes on: (1) the use of marijuana field tests; and (2) DFS’s analytical and reporting scheme for marijuana and its byproducts.
DFS has begun distributing new white collection kits for DNA Data Bank Buccal Sample Collection and Submission!
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TRACE Can Help Your Case!
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DFS celebrates 30 years of accreditation!
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Average Case Turnaround Times by Section
This data represents the average number of days from submission to completion for the cases completed in the previous month. The turnaround time data will be updated on a monthly basis.