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Seized Drug Exhibit Submissions

Introduction

The primary role of the Drug Analysis Service (DAS) is to analyze, identify, and in some cases, determine the purity of drugs seized by law enforcement agencies. Each year DAS laboratories receive over 110,000 drug samples that are often used as evidence in Canadian courts cases.

In carrying out DAS's mandate, DAS laboratory personnel from across Canada (Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver) provide support to law enforcement agencies by:

  • assisting law enforcement agencies in the safe shutdown of clandestine laboratories and ensuring that exhibits relevant to the case are chosen for analysis;
  • offering advice to Canadian police agencies on the types of drugs that may be produced in clandestine laboratories;
  • assisting on-site sampling;
  • providing a Certificate of Analyst upon completion of the analyses that can be utilized in court; and
  • providing expert advice and training to police officers on the sampling of illicit drug seizures as well as on health and safety issues that may arise when dismantling clandestine laboratories.

To ensure that efficient and effective service is provided to law enforcement agencies, particularly when the services of a DAS specialist are required at the site of a clandestine laboratory, it is important to involve DAS specialists at the earliest stages of the investigation. By contacting the manager of the laboratory servicing your region or contacting a laboratory specialist as early as possible, this will increase the probability that the needs of the requesting agency can be met.

Client Manual

A Client Manual that provides information on the services provided by DAS is now available for Law Enforcement Officers. This manual can be obtained by contacting the DAS Laboratories personnel at the contact information below.

DAS Contact Personnel For Police Forces in Ontario

Toronto Laboratory

Mailing Address
Health Canada
Regions and Programs Bureau
Drug Analysis Service
2301 Midland Ave
Toronto, Ontario M1P 4R7

Manager
Phone: 416-973-1553
Fax: 416-954-5923
e-mail: das_manager_toronto@hc-sc.gc.ca

Exhibit Control
Phone: 416-973-1453
Fax: 416-954-9524

Specialists
Phone: 416-973-1484
Phone: 416-973-2146
Phone: 416-973-6537
Phone: 416-973-6539

Exhibit Labels
Health Canada exhibit labels may be obtained from the following sources:

Ontario Provincial Police
Supply Section
777 Memorial Ave.
Orillia, Ontario
L3V 7V3
Phone: 705-329-6945
Fax: 705-329-6936

RCMP and other agencies
Executive Assistant
RCM Police
130 Dufferin Ave.
London, Ontario
N6A 5R2
Phone: 519-640-7338
Fax: 519-645-4382

Toronto Police Service
Property and Evidence Management Unit
330 Progress Avenue
M1R 5C4
Toronto, Ontario
Phone:416-808-3771
Fax: 416-808-3782

DAS Contact Personnel for Police Forces in Quebec and Atlantic Provinces

Montreal Laboratory

Mailing Address
Health Canada
Regions and Programs Bureau
Drug Analysis Service
1001 ouest, rue St-Laurent
Longueuil, Quebec J4K 1C7

Manager
Phone: 450-928-4027
Fax: 450-928-4144
e-mail: sad_longueuil@hc-sc.gc.ca

Exhibit Control
Phone: 450-928-4046
Fax: 450-928-4144

Specialists
Phone: 450-928-4228

Exhibit Labels
Health Canada exhibit labels may be obtained from:

Health Canada
Regions and Programs Bureau
Drug Analysis Service
1001 ouest, rue St-Laurent
Longueuil, Quebec J4K 1C7

DAS Contact Personnel for Police Forces in British Columbia, Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon

Vancouver Laboratory

Mailing Address
Health Canada
Regions and Programs Bureau
Drug Analysis Service
3155 Willingdon Green
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 4P2

Manager
Phone: 604-666-3582
Fax: 604-666-0957
e-mail: das_manager_burnaby@hc-sc.gc.ca

Exhibit Control
Phone: 604-666-3121
Fax: 604-666-0957
e-mail: BCDASExhibitControl@hc-sc.gc.ca

Specialists
Phone: 604-666-3479
Phone: 604-666-8284

Exhibit Labels
Health Canada exhibit labels may be obtained from:

Health Canada
Regions and Programs Bureau
Drug Analysis Service
3155 Willingdon Green
Burnaby, British Columbia V5G 4P2

Alberta
RCMP Police "K" Division
11140-109 Street
Edmonton, Alberta, T2G 2T4
Phone: 780-412-5606
Fax: 780-412-5605

British Columbia
E Division RCMP Stores
1151-451-1 Caen Road
Chilliwack, BC
V2R 0N3
Tel: 604-703-2508
Fax: 604-703-2510

Manitoba
RCMP, D&V Division Stores
1091 Portage Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 0S6
Tel: 204-983-1210
Fax: 204-984-7677

Saskatchewan
RCMP, F Division
P.O Box 6500
5600-11th Avenue
Regina, Saskatchewan
S4P 3J7
Tel: 306-780-5841
Fax: 306-780-7014