• Jun 27, 2023 - Jun 28, 2023
  • 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
  • Criminal Justice Institute

Methamphetamine remains an extremely serious problem in the United States. In some areas of the country, it poses an even greater threat than opioids, and it is the drug that most contributes to violent crime.  This course combines crime scene, narcotic, and drug diversion investigation tactics, and provides federal, state, and local resources to assist in conducting effective drug overdose investigations.  This training will explore the history of meth, from how it all started to who controlled the trade (from outlaw motorcycle gangs to the Mexican Cartels). Learn about the importation and transportation tactics used by the cartels to distribute it across the United States.

Meth labs continue to be extremely volatile to law enforcement and the community. In this training, we will identify the chemicals used, hazards and cooking process of Red-P/Iodine, Birch Reduction/Nazi, One Pot/Shake & Bake and Liquid Meth conversation labs. A brief overview regarding common dangers and proper safety equipment will be provided.  Current meth trends involving other drugs combined with meth have increased heavily in the last couple years. We will discuss these poly drug combos, what to look for, and photos of the drugs.

For successful interdiction investigations, this training will explore hidden compartments, common questions to ask and what to look for with indicators and body language.  We will discuss dark web marketplaces, shipping methods, cryptocurrency and the type of wallets being used to move the cryptocurrency.

Local and state experts will provide presentations on Arkansas specific information.