ABSTRACT

Evaluation of Law Enforcement Agents' Potential Exposures During a Raid of a Clandestine 'Spice' Lab   [open pdf - 1MB]

"In this report 'spice' refers to manufactured chemical mixtures that produce experiences similar to marijuana (cannabis) and that are marketed as a 'legal' high. […] We accompanied the agents during a raid in December 2013. Before the raid, we met with agency managers and agents to discuss their concerns. We observed workplace conditions and work processes and practices during the raid and at the agency's office where agents sorted and processed the evidence. We sent a letter summarizing our activities and initial observations to the manager and agent's representatives in January 2014. In May and June 2014, we sent a letter to each of the nine agents we tested notifying them of their air sample results for volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and psychoactive compounds. We sent letters summarizing these results to the manager and the agent's representatives at the same time. In June 2015, we sent the manager and agent's representatives an interim report that discussed the results of the air and surface samples and our evaluation of the office ventilation system. In that same month we also sent each of the nine agents we tested a letter notifying them of their urine sample results for psychoactive compounds. We sent a summary letter to the manager and the agent's representatives at the same time."

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2016-03
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InterAgency Board: http://www.interagencyboard.org/
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