March 23, 2023

A partnership between the Center for Forensic Science Research and Education (CFSRE) and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Intelligence Group at the Pittsburgh District Office was established to evaluate vape products that were recovered from high schools. The main objective was to differentiate nicotine from cannabis vape products (or others) through comprehensive drug testing, in addition to determining if potentially harmful substances were present and if there was any evidence of mixing, substitution, and/or adulteration with other drugs or substances.