Gov. Rick Scott recently signed a bill into law, which includes spending about $900,000 to buy devices for handheld Raman Analysers for the Florida Highway Patrol for their fight against opioids and drug traffickers.
“That’s gonna give us the ability to actually test the narcotics roadside while we’re conducting our traffic stops,” said FHP Sgt. Tony Kingery.
FHP will also be able to test drugs on the roadside for police departments that don’t yet have the handheld narcotics analyzers.
Troopers will get and start using the devices as early as July.
[Source: CBS 12 news]