The Special Testing and Research Laboratory’s Emerging Trends Program compiled the data for this report through a query of archived seizure and analysis information from drug evidence analyzed by the Drug Enforcement Administration’s laboratory system. This data is representative of drug evidence seized and analyzed in the reported time frame.
The Community Drug Early Warning System (CDEWS), funded by the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), provides timely information about emerging drug use in criminal justice populations in local communities by collecting and re-testing urine specimens already obtained and tested for a limited panel of drugs by criminal justice testing programs. CDEWS or local staff sample specimens that are ready to be discarded and send them de-identified to an independent laboratory for testing for an expanded panel of drugs.
The U.S Department of Justice, Drug Enforcement Administration recently released the 2016 National Drug Threat Assessment Summary. The report features a variety of information regarding transnational criminial organizations, gangs, and drugs of abuse.