Discoloration Effect of Diluents in Contraband Cocaine

    Volume 19, Issue 4 (October 1974)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Published Online: 1 October 1974

    Page Count: 5


    Cerrato, R
    Chemist, police officer, and police officer, New York City Police Department Crime Laboratory, New York, N.Y.

    Dugar, S
    Chemist, police officer, and police officer, New York City Police Department Crime Laboratory, New York, N.Y.

    Catalano, T
    Chemist, police officer, and police officer, New York City Police Department Crime Laboratory, New York, N.Y.

    (Received 17 September 1973; accepted 22 January 1974)

    Abstract

    In the course of police investigations of confiscated drug samples, cocaine mixtures of various shades from white to brown have been encountered and analyzed at the Crime Laboratory of the New York City Police Department. Slight discoloration of cocaine mixtures is within reason, in view of the reported discoloration of lactose [1,2] and of lactose-amphetamine [3–5] upon storage.


    Paper ID: JFS10478J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS10478J

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    Title Discoloration Effect of Diluents in Contraband Cocaine
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