How do you tell if the white powder you have found is Cocaine ?
Cocaine surface residue swabs have been available for some time enabling parents, businesses to wipe a surface that they suspect may be contaminated with cocaine.
The Cocaine drug detection swabs are easy to use & cost effective. To perform the cocaine swab you simply wipe the swab across the surface that you suspect is contaminated with cocaine, and the swab changes colour if Cocaine is detected. The Cocaine swab test is useful when only trace amounts of cocaine are present.
‘Cocaine Torches’ are also a very useful way of identifying traces of Cocaine powder. The torch is a simple ultra violet torch commonly used for identifying security markings on items, or counterfeit bank notes. You simply shine the torch onto the surface you suspect of being contaminated by cocaine powder. Incidentally many bank notes may show cocaine residues.
Cocaine torches have recently been used by some UK police forces to detect cocaine powder on club goers nostrils, as the cocaine powder flouresces. Health concerns have been expressed that the UV torches may be hazardous if used in this way due to UV light entering the eye.
If you have found a large amount of white powder sufficient to collect then it is possible to perform a drug test on this for identification purposes.
The cocaine drug identification test can be done by either sending the sample away to a drug testing lab for identification or by performing an onsite drug test using a urine drug testing kit on a small amount of the powder dissolved in water.