The Seized Drugs Subcommittee will focus on standards and guidelines related to the examination of evidence to identify drugs and related substances.
Sandra Rodriguez-Cruz, Ph.D., Subcommittee Chair, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration
|David Gouldthorpe, Subcommittee Vice Chair, Las Vegas (Nevada) Metropolitan Police Department Forensic Laboratory|
|Agnes Winokur, Subcommittee Executive Secretary, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration|
|Jason Bory, U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Laboratories and Scientific Services Directorate||Elzbeta "Ella" Kubicz, Ph.D., Wyoming State Crime Laboratory||Charlene Rittenbach, North Dakota Office of Attorney General Crime Laboratory|
|Thomas Brettell, Ph.D., Cedar Crest College, Allentown, PA||Benny Lum, Broward County (Florida) Sheriff's Office Crime Laboratory||Sandra Sachs, Ph.D., Oakland (California) Police Department Criminalistics Laboratory|
|Claire Dragovich, DuPage County (Illinois) Forensic Science Center||Gina Nano, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Drugs of Abuse Laboratory||Amanda-Kathryn B. Shanbaum, Illinois State Police|
|Thomas Gluodenis, Jr., Ph.D., Agilent Technologies||Jason Nawyn, Defense Forensic Science Center, USACIL||Annie Smith, Kentucky State Police Western Forensic Laboratory|
|Glen Jackson, Ph.D., West Virginia University||Tiffany Ribadeneyra, Nassau County (New York) Office of the Medical Examiner||
Ruth Smith, Michigan State University
|David Koppenhaver, Virginia Department of Forensic Science|
ASTM E2329-14 Standard Practice for Identification of Seized Drugs (January 27, 2016)
Joint OSAC FSSB and NIST Statement on ASTM Standard E2329-14 (July 5, 2016)
See the Research & Development Needs identified by the Seized Drugs subcommittee.
- Under Development (still being written/edited/revised within OSAC)
- Evaluation and Acceptance of GC-MS Data in Seized-Drug Analysis
- Work Product Sent to SDO (OSAC wrote/edited/revised document and introduced to SDO for development)
- E2764 Standard Practice for Uncertainty Assessment in the Context of Seized-Drug Analysis
- SDO Published (SDO published the document and is posted on the SDO's website)
- None at this time.
- Entered OSAC Registry Approval Process (Document is being evaluated for placement on the OSAC Registry)
- E2327 Standard Practice for Quality Assurance of Laboratories Performing Seized-Drug Analysis
- E2882 Standard Guide for Analysis of Clandestine Drug Laboratory Evidence
The Forensic Science Standards Board (FSSB) has provided the opportunity for OSAC Subcommittees to identify baseline documents and reference materials that best reflect the current state of the practice within their respective disciplines.
These documents contain practical information regarding these disciplines that can help forensic scientists, judges, lawyers, researchers, other interested parties and the general public, to better understand the nature, scope, and foundations of the individual disciplines as they are currently practiced.
It is important to note that the identification of these documents in this venue does not represent an endorsement by OSAC or NIST. Only documents that are posted on the OSAC Registries constitute OSAC endorsement. All copyrights for these documents are reserved by their owners.
- SD-1–A Code of Professional Practice for Drug Analysts
- SD-2–Quality Assurance/Validation of Analytical Methods
- SD-3–Examples of Measurement Uncertainty for Weight Determinations
- SD-4–Examples of Measurement Uncertainty for Purity Determinations
- SD-5–Reporting Examples
- Instrumental Data for Drug Analysis (IDDA), Mills, Roberson, Matchett, Simon, Burns and Ollis (3rd edition) or current edition
- Clarke's Analysis of Drugs and Poisons, Moffat, Osselton, Widdop and Watts (4th edition) or current edition
- Understanding Mass Spectra: A Basic Approach, Smith (2nd edition) or current edition
- Hallucinogens: A Forensic Drug Handbook, Richard Laing and Jay Siegel or current edition
- The Shulgin Index, Volume One: Psychedelic Phenethylamines and Related Compounds, Alexander T. Shulgin (Currently out of print)
- European Project RESPONSE
In general, the development of standards and guidelines is transitioning from the Scientific Working Groups (SWGs) to the OSAC. Some SWGs will continue to operate to provide other resources within their discipline. The existing SWG documents will remain in effect until updated documents are disseminated by the OSAC or the SWG. SWGDAM will retain the responsibility for updating the FBI DNA Quality Assurance Standards.
– Forensic Science Standards Board: March 2015