MANTA: PRESCRIPTION DRUG INVESTIGATION
Mid-Atlantic Narcotics Training Academy (MANTA)
A division of NC National Guard Counterdrug Program
PRESCRIPTION DRUG INVESTIGATION: Tentatively Scheduled for August 22-23, 2017
Length: 2 days (16 hours)
Designed For: Personnel from any law enforcement agency interested in investigating or the diversion of legitimate pharmaceuticals into illicit markets. This class will be beneficial to uniformed, regulatory and narcotics officers who come in contact with individuals who may be involved in this diversion of legitimate pharmaceuticals.
Prerequisites: Students must be sworn law enforcement officers or currently serving in a law enforcement capacity as a member of the United States Armed Forces. Priority of registration is given to state and local civilian law enforcement officers.
Description: This course presents an overview of the investigative knowledge and tools required to conduct sophisticated cases involving the movement of licit prescription drugs to an illicit market. First, there will be an introduction to the various classes of drugs of abuse as they are used appropriately and then how they can be abused. The instructor will provide examples of each type of investigation from the self-user to the trafficking by organized crime and terrorist groups. A number of exercises will be conducted during the course to better put the student ‘in-the-shoes’ of a perpetrator(s). A comparison of similarities will be made between typical narcotics work and pharmaceutical diversion. Pharmaceutical diversion report writing and search warrant preparation will be covered to make this a complete overview on "How to Conduct a Pharmaceutical Diversion Investigation."
- Review issues surrounding use and abuse of pharmaceuticals
- Identify pharmaceutical drugs by basic pharmacological classes
- Review tools used to conduct diversion cases
- Learn how to write a diversion report and search warrant
- Review actual cases from intelligence gathering to adjudication
- Understand lessons learned in cases and how they can be conducted more efficiently
MANTA training is provided free of charge to Law Enforcement Officers through a Governor's Crime Commission Grant and the NC National Guard Counterdrug Program.
For more information or to register for a class, contact:
Lieutenant Fredrick Yebuah at firstname.lastname@example.org (O: 984-664-7649) (C: 919-341-9090)