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Indiana State Police Have New Tool To Scan Drugs
Updated February 1, 2018 7:39 AM | Filed under: Crime
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(UNDATED) - Indiana State Police have new tool to scan drugs for chemical makeup at rapid speed.

TruNarc can tell troopers within seconds what drugs they are dealing with on traffic stops and drug busts.

ISP Sgt. Phillip Hensley says the $21,000 device uses a laser to detect different drugs.

"Right now, it recognizes 370 different types of drugs within minutes," says Sgt. Hensley. "Now we don't have to send the drug off to a lab and wait several weeks for the results. Within a minute we can do that takes a lab seven weeks to do."

Indiana State Police purchased five of the laser devices for Indiana with federal grant money, with the idea to get more by the end of the year.

The Indiana court system does not currently recognize the results of TruNarc in court cases.

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