Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2019, $279,804)
As the sole provider of forensic testing services to over 450+ law enforcement agencies throughout Alabama, the Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences (ADFS) has also experienced a dramatic increase in the request for Toxicology testing services as a result of the opioid epidemic in this State. To address the current bottlenecks identified through a gap analysis in toxicology analysis, ADFS plans to use funds from this award to purchase and implement instruments in three crucial area to address the increasing number of opioid cases being handled by the Forensic Toxicology section which handles over 5,000 cases annually.
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