Detection of cocaine crystals dispersed on non- Erythroxylum herbs

Julio de Carvalho Ponce*, Luiz Ferreira Neves Neves Junior, Ana Carolina Stosch da Silva, Luiz Carlos Liberatori, Priscila Vieira de Medeiros

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This case report deals with an unusual seized drugs case, in which cocaine, more commonly found in powder form or as crack cocaine, was found in herbs similar to those used to deliver synthetic cannabinoids. A comparison with expected physical appearance and chemical results for a genuine coca leaf is also presented.
Original languageEnglish
Article number111209
Pages (from-to)1-3
Number of pages3
JournalForensic Science International
Early online date1 Feb 2022
Publication statusPublished - 1 Mar 2022
Externally publishedYes

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