The Chemistry Unit analyzes unknown powders, tablets, liquids, and plant material submitted to the Crime Laboratory by the Sheriff’s Office and local law enforcement agencies in Palm Beach County to determine the presence of drugs controlled under State or Federal law  and provides expert testimony in court proceedings. Drugs commonly encountered include, but are not limited to: cocaine, marijuana, heroin, ecstasy, pharmaceuticals, novel psychoactive substances, and other substances that appear in the drug trade. The Chemistry Unit also assists law enforcement by preparing drugs or “pseudo” drugs for use in “reverse sale” or sting operations and K-9 training.

The mission of the Chemistry Unit  is to provide the highest level of quality in analytical, scientific, and forensic services to the citizens of Palm Beach County, local, state, and federal law enforcement agencies, and to the criminal justice system at large.

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3228 Gun Club Road,
West Palm Beach, FL 33406-3001

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