The Homogenization of Illicit Heroin Samples: An Empirical and Statistical Approach

    Volume 38, Issue 4 (July 1993)

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    CODEN: JFSOAD

    Page Count: 9


    Saw, CG
    Scientific Officer, Institute of Science and Forensic Medicine,

    Chow, ST
    Scientific Officer, Institute of Science and Forensic Medicine,

    Lee, TK
    Scientific Officer, Institute of Science and Forensic Medicine,

    Ng, TL
    Director, Institute of Science and Forensic Medicine,

    Soon, TW
    Senior Lecturer, National University of Singapore,

    (Received 26 August 1992; accepted 3 November 1992)

    Abstract

    Although methods for sampling and testing illicit heroin are well known, a method for the homogenization of a heroin sample has not been statistically established. This paper reports the conditions for homogenizing granular or powdery illicit heroin samples using a blender. The experimental results and statistical analysis show that the homogenization of illicit heroin containing various concentrations of diamorphine can be achieved after blending for three min.


    Paper ID: JFS13485J

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13485J

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