Methamphetamine, a potent and highly addictive stimulant, 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.

Although meth labs have decreased across the United States, there are still meth labs located all over the country and the dangers are 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.

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 Jalisco New Generation Cartel, who controls the majority of methamphetamine production and distribution today, and also learn more about the importation and transportation tactics used by the cartels to distribute it across the United States.

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.

Conducting an interdiction investigation is a skillful craft needed because it is based on consensual encounters. For successful interdiction investigations, this training will explore common questions to ask and what to look for with indicators and body language. Hidden compartments can be anything from voided areas to very sophisticated hidden compartments with hydraulic access.

More criminals today, including the Mexican Cartels, are utilizing cryptocurrency to purchase narcotics on the dark web as well as use it as a preferred payment method when selling due to anonymity and harder for law enforcement to track. We will discuss dark web marketplaces, shipping methods, cryptocurrency and the type of wallets being used to move the cryptocurrency.

This class will be from 8:00am to 5:00pm.  On day 2, local and state experts will provide presentations on Arkansas specific information.

Upcoming Classes

  • September 13 - 14, 2022

    Criminal Justice Institute, 26 Corporate Hill Dr., Little Rock, AR
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