Illicit drug analysis

ESR can identify a wide range of illicit substances. Our scientists routinely identify illicit drugs and related materials for the New Zealand Police and we are often called upon to carry out drug analysis for individuals or organisations other than the Police.

Drug types commonly identified include cannabinoids (such as marijuana, hashish and hash oil), amphetamine type substances (such as ecstasy, P, speed and benzylpiperazine [BZP]), opiates (such as heroin, morphine and codeine) and cocaine and benzodiazepines (such as valium, rivotril and clonazepam).