The aim of this study was to define some methods of qualitativeand quantitative analysis for technical verification ofalleged drugs confiscated by the stations of the Carabinieri inPalermo and Trapani provinces. Observation concerned: thequantity of the confiscated material, the quantity of the activeprinciple, the cutting substances and the consumption in adultand minor population. The Carabinieri ask for analyses ofconfiscated drugs to the L.A.S.S. laboratory, where the samplesare added with the suitable standard and put to ultrasound.Then, the solution is analyzed with gas cromatographyand gas mass spectrometry. In 2015 there were 1,000analysed finds out of 1,454 total finds. The net weight was:1102,03 g heroin, 15724,5 g hashish, 40812,7 g marijuana,18,396 g MDMA, 902,1 g methadone and 0,32721 gLSD. The net weight of the active principle was: 907,3 gcocaine; 8,7 g heroin; 4126,7 g hashish; 3829,2 g marijuana;19,35 g MDMA; 7,26 g methadone and 0,00112 g LSD.Cannabis is the illegal substance used by people of all ageand the first step towards other more dangerous drugs. Heroinis cut, while cocaine undergoes less dilution or adulteration.Ecstasy and MDMA are associated with nightlife and consumedtogether with alcohol. Drug abuse among young peopleis still an issue; with respect to some substances, it is evenincreasing.
|Numero di pagine||1|
|Rivista||JOURNAL OF BIOLOGICAL RESEARCH|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2016|