Cocaine is one of the most commonly used drugs of abuse in the UK. It is a drug that is normally snorted from a flat surface. In public places this can mean that the toilets of bars and clubs are often used to take the drug. This means that we often get requests from business owners who are looking for a way of identifying the white powder residue they have found on their premises. Parents and family members also contact us to find out if the white powder they have discovered at home is in fact cocaine, or a similar drug of abuse.
Two Ways To Identify Cocaine Residue
At present, we offer two simple and easy methods of identifying cocaine. The first method involves wiping a surface with a cocaine surface swab. The second method requires the powder to be mixed into a small ampoule of chemical identifier.
A surface wipe for cocaine is simple to use and will tell you within minutes if the powder residue that you have found is cocaine or not. Cocaine wipes work even when there are no visible traces of the drug remaining on the surface.
To use the cocaine wipe, you simply swab the swab the surface that you suspect is contaminated. If cocaine is found, the wipe changes colour to blue, even if only a tiny residue of the drug is present and may not be visible to the naked eye.
Cocaine wipes are particularly useful for landlords of licensed bars and pubs who can be liable for prosecution if drug use is found to be taking place on their premises. These cocaine wipes are an easy to use & cost effective way of policing toilets and other public areas in any drinking establishment.
Cocaine Identification Ampoules
Often used by police to identify drugs, these tiny ampoules use a chemical reaction to identify if a suspect powder is actually a drug of abuse. These tests are often sold in kits that identify single or multiple drugs using just one ampoule. Popular drug identification tests include cannabis, cocaine and party drugs. Drug identification ampoules can also test “legal” highs such as spice (synthetic cannabis) and mephedrone (bath salts).
The cocaine identification test is simple enough to use. A small sample of the suspect powder is mixed with a tiny swab into the ampoule. A colour change is then observed to see if the powder residue is actually cocaine.
Next Day Delivery on Cocaine Tests
Zoom Testing are specialists in all areas of cocaine drug testing and are suppliers of testing kits to many UK customers that include NHS Trusts, GP’s and Prisons. If you have any questions concerning cocaine identification or the wider subject of cocaine drug testing, please do not hesitate to contact us.
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