ANNISTON, Ala. (AP) — Calhoun County officials will travel to Montgomery this week to demonstrate a drug classification device they say could speed up narcotics investigations.
Calhoun-Cleburne Drug Task Force analyst Mark Hopwood told the Anniston Star police from Anniston tested a TruNarc device last week and used the $20,000 device to classify 31 items in a single day.
Officials say evidence recovered from drug cases can take 18 months to be processed by the state Department of Forensic Sciences.
Authorities say although evidence from one of the devices is inadmissible in court, it can be given to defendants' attorneys early in the investigation process to help suspects determine how they'll plead.
Hopwood and Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh are expected in Montgomery Wednesday to demonstrate the device to state officials.
Information from: The Anniston Star
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