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© 2014 Virginia Department of Forensic Science Linda C. Jackson, Director Virginia Department of Forensic Science October 2, 2014 DFS Drug Data Heroin.

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1 © 2014 Virginia Department of Forensic Science Linda C. Jackson, Director Virginia Department of Forensic Science October 2, 2014 DFS Drug Data Heroin Summit

2 Types of Data Seized Drugs Toxicology – Post-Mortem –Reported by OCME if determined to be related to the cause of death Toxicology – Human Performance (DUID) –Not a complete set of data –All implied consent cases are tested for alcohol, only those with BAC < 0.10% are tested for drugs 2

3 Seized Drugs Received in 2013 When multiple drug samples of the same type of drug were submitted as part of the same case, they were only counted a single time, as one case. When multiple samples of different drug types were submitted as part of the same case, they were counted as a individual cases for each drug type. 3

4 Number of Cases 4 32,718 Individual Cases

5 JurisdictionHeroinRx OpioidsTotal City of Richmond Prince William County Fairfax County Chesterfield County Henrico County Wise County Tazewell County City of Roanoke Warren County City of Virginia Beach Spotsylvania County City of Chesapeake Stafford County City of Norfolk City of Portsmouth Top Fifteen in 2013

6 Data Organized by VSP Division 6

7 Prescription Opioid Cases Dropped in 2013 Total Prescription Opioid Cases Received by the Department of Forensic Science, CY Data Source Department of Forensic Science, monthly data submitted to the National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS), and shared with DCJS Statewide : 156% increase : 4% decrease

8 DFS Prescription Opioid Cases Received Rate per 100,000 Statewide and by State Police Division

9 Heroin Cases Rose Sharply in 2013 Total Heroin Cases Received by the Department of Forensic Science, CY Data Source Department of Forensic Science, monthly data submitted to the National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS), and shared with DCJS Statewide : 136% increase : 44% increase

10 DFS Heroin Cases Received Rate per 100,000 Statewide and by State Police Division

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12 DUID Opioids Codeine Fentanyl Hydrocodone Hydromorphone Meperidine Methadone Morphine Oxycodone Oxymorphone Pentazocine Propoxyphene Tapentadol Tramadol 12

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14 14 Acknowledgements to Baron Blakely from DCJS for data analysis and graphics.


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