Law Enforcement Assistance Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs Laboratory Analysis

To provide technical assistance to dully constituted state, county, and municipal law enforcement agencies regarding specialized forensic examinations involving drug evidence.

Agency - Department of Justice

The Department of Justice enforces the law and defends the interest of the United States, ensuring public safety against threats foreign and domestic; providing Federal leadership in preventing and controlling crime; seeking just punishment for those guilty of unlawful pursuits; and ensuring fair and impartial administration of justice for all Americans.

Office - See Regional Agency Offices.

Please contact the field laboratories of the DEA; see Appendix IV of the catalog for a list of addresses.
Website Address

Program Accomplishments

Not Applicable.

Uses and Use Restrictions

DEA laboratories will conduct specialized forensic chemical analysis and examinations involving drug evidence for duly constituted state, county, and municipal law enforcemnt agencies on an as needed basis, in accordance with DEA policy and procedures.

This service supplements but does not replace services provided by state, county, or municipal laboratories.

The agencies/laboratories requesting the service must not have the capability of conducting the examination(s)requested.

Examinations are made with the understanding that the evidence is connected with an official investigation of a criminal matter related to the mission of the DEA, and that the resulting laboratory report will be used only for official purposes related to the investigation or subsequent prosecution.

Laboratory services and follow-up court testimony, if required, will be provided free of cost to agencies.

DEA will assist state, county, and municipal agency laboratories with the training of their forensic chemists, as necessary and where appropriate.



Eligibility Requirements

Applicant Eligibility

Any duly constituted State and local law enforcement agency in the United States or any of its possessions.

Beneficiary Eligibility

Any duly constituted State and local law enforcement agency in the United States or any of its possessions.


A formal written request is required from an appropriate official of the requesting law enforcement agency. 2 CFR 200, Subpart E - Cost Principles applies to this program.

Aplication and Award Process

Preapplication Coordination

Preapplication coordination is not applicable.

Environmental impact information is not required for this program.

This program is excluded from coverage under E.O.


Application Procedures

This program is excluded from coverage under 2 CFR 200, Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit Requirements for Federal Awards. Made in the form of a letter on official letterhead to the Director of the DEA Laboratory which services the regional area where the agency is located; or to DEA Headquarters, Washington, DC 20537; Attn: Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Forensic Sciences.

Award Procedures

Note: This is not a grant program. No funding is available.


Not Applicable.


Comprehensive Drug and Abuse Prevention and Control Act of 1970.

Range of Approval/Disapproval Time

Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.


Not Applicable.

Assistance Considerations

Formula and Matching Requirements

This program has no statutory formula. This program has no matching requirements. This program does not have MOE requirements.

Length and Time Phasing of Assistance

None. See the following for information on how assistance is awarded/released: None.

Post Assistance Requirements


No reports are required.


No audits are required for this program.



Financial Information

Account Identification



(Salaries) FY 16 Not Separately Identifiable; FY 17 Not Separately Identifiable; and FY 18 Not Separately Identifiable. (Salaries) FY 16 $254,788; FY 17 est $250,000; and FY 18 est $250,000

Range and Average of Financial Assistance

No Data Available.

Regulations, Guidelines, and Literature

Not Applicable.

Information Contacts

Regional or Local Office

See Regional Agency Offices. Please contact the field laboratories of the DEA; see Appendix IV of the catalog for a list of addresses.

Headquarters Office

Office of Forensics Sciences 8701 Morrissette Drive, Springfield, Virginia 22152 Phone: (202) 307-8866

Criteria for Selecting Proposals

Not Applicable.

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