The Determination of Excipient Sugar Diluents in Illicit Preparations Containing Heroin by Gas Chromatography

    Volume 17, Issue 1 (January 1972)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 14


    Miller, MD
    Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, Dallas Regional Laboratory, Dallas, Texas

    (Received 27 August 1971; accepted 20 September 1971)

    Abstract

    The examination of illicit heroin by the forensic scientist will often entail the identification of adulterants and excipients for intelligence purposes. Fulton [1] in an earlier study of adulterant and diluent content of contraband heroin, found quinine, mannitol, and lactose to be the most common diluents. Knowledge of the various diluents used to cut heroin may provide clues that will enable law enforcement agencies to correlate heroin traffic in diverse metropolitan and geographical areas.


    Paper ID: JFS10124J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10124J

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