Volume 38, Issue 4 (July 1993)

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

    (Received 26 August 1992; accepted 3 November 1992)

    CODEN: JFSOAD

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    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.


    Author Information:

    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,


    Stock #: JFS13485J

    ISSN: 0022-1198

    DOI: 10.1520/JFS13485J

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