Volume 52, Number 21

twelve pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, May 21, 2015

pickett County Sheriff's Dept. attending in-service Training

The Pickett County Sheriff's Department,
along with other local departments,
have been completing in-service
training at the Pickett County Library
during the past few weeks. Every certified
deputy in Tennessee must attend 40
hours of in-service each year.
Pictured above is Pickett County Sheriff
Clois Brown using an Ion Trap Mobility
Spectrometer, which was provided by
the Tennessee Meth Task Force. This is a
scanning device that analyzes microscopic
traces of chemicals which are
turned into vapors. The trace can come
from many sources-- skin, money, furniture,
walls, floors, etc.
The machine will identify the type of
drug or explosive and to what level it is
present. The substances it detects are cocaine,
heroin, amphetamine, pseudoephedrine,
PCP, ammonium nitrate.
This can help law enforcement in precisely
identifying trace evidence to aid in
prosecution.

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