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Editor: Kevin Cole
Univ. of San Diego School of Law

Friday, October 25, 2013

"Motherboard: Why the DEA Stopped Testing Cash for Coke"

This article is excerpted at In part:

A trace analysis of US currency that was being carried out by the Drug Enforcement Administration's senior forensic chemist turned up cocaine-stained $50 and $100 bills with such frequency that the agency found the forensic utility of such a trace study as being "limited at best." In the end, the DEA had no choice but to cut the project entirely.

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