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DPS State Laboratory Is Now Charging For Controlled Substance Analysis

DPS State Laboratory Is Now Charging For Controlled Substance Analysis

A news bulletin was posted on the DPS Website July 20th 2017 informing law enforcement that the State lab will begin charging for controlled substances and other forensic analyses, pursuant to the FY 2018-2019 General Appropriation Act (GAA).  While they are still in the process of developing a fee schedule, the bulletin shown below lists their proposed pricing.  Additionally, the DPS is creating a policy and implementation guide to govern this new requirement.  Click this link to the PDF version of the bulletin and price list shown below DPS Bulletin & Fee Schedule.  Previously, the State lab has not charged for this analysis, and typically has a lengthy turnaround time.

Armstrong Forensic Laboratory has provided law enforcement identification and quantitation of narcotics / controlled substances at a fast turnaround time for more than 20 years.  Additionally, our pricing for controlled substance analysis is lower than what DPS is proposing!

Armstrong is offering a price of $65 per sample, and $65 for each additional component identified, and $135 per sample for quantitation of the sample.  All reports can include a letter of restitution upon request.

Bonus offer for those in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex!  We can schedule a convenient day for FREE pickup and delivery of your samples by one of our extremely well-vetted evidence handlers.

When your department is in need of controlled substance analysis, consider Armstrong Forensic Laboratory as your first choice for fast, reliable results and litigation support!

Call 800-644-4175 (toll free) if you have any further questions, or email us at AFLab@AFLab.com.  You may also fill out our ‘Ask An Expert’ form on our website, and someone will respond to your inquiry as soon as possible.

Check out these news articles printed recently on the topic:

http://kxan.com/2017/07/20/dps-crime-lab-to-start-charging-law-enforcement-agencies/

http://www.statesman.com/news/breaking-news/lege-directive-dps-charge-law-enforcement-agencies-for-crime-lab-services/OUZGPrFOjqvccKMF0Z6vWP/

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/texas-news/police-sheriffs-must-soon-pay-to-use-state-crime-labs/458258831

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