The DEA National Forensic Laboratory Information System (NFLIS) systematically collects results from drug chemistry analyses conducted by state and local forensic laboratories across the country. As a national drug forensic laboratory reporting system, NFLIS provides timely and detailed analytical results of drugs seized by law enforcement. It is a unique source of information for monitoring and understanding drug abuse and trafficking in the United States, including the diversion of legally manufactured drugs into illegal markets. Findings from NFLIS can also supplement existing drug data sources, including information from drug demand surveys and drug testing programs.
Over 300 state and local forensic laboratories in the United States perform nearly two million drug analyses each year. As of March 2012, 48 state laboratory systems and 91 local laboratory systems, representing 288 individual laboratories, are participating in NFLIS. In 2011, approximately 1.7 million drug analysis records were reported to NFLIS. This information is made available through semiannual, annual, and special reports. These reports include findings on major drug categories such as narcotic analgesics, depressants and tranquilizers, hallucinogens, anabolic steroids, and stimulants. They provide statistically representative national and regional drug item estimates for the most frequently identified drugs. National case estimates for the most frequently identified drugs are also presented.
NFLIS is one resource of information utilized by DEA to carry out its core mission. The NFLIS information system supports DEA’s ability to track national, regional, and local drug patterns, including providing timely and geographically specific information on emerging drug problems. Over the next several years, DEA will seek to expand the NFLIS program to include all federal, state, and local laboratories that perform drug chemical analyses.
|Drug Enforcement Administration
||DeMia P. Pressley
|Office of Diversion Control
8701 Morrissette Drive
Springfield, Virginia 22152
(202) 307-7183 (Phone)
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The following are publications produced by the NFLIS project. These include annual, midyear, and special reports. All reports require Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.