What would you do if your client claimed their drink had been spiked with ecstasy, yet tests indicated they were a habitual user of the drug?
In December 2012, Mr W. was off duty and socialising. He was given a drink which he later suspected had been spiked, almost certainly with MDMA. He reacted very badly and ended up in hospital. The following day he reported the spiking incident to the police and blood and urine samples were taken... Read More
Genome scientists working for the DNA Legal laboratory, Eurofins Forensik, have overcome a stumbling block that DNA testing has faced since its inception; how to distinguish between identical twins.
Aside from looking alike, it was also considered that identical twins shared the same genetic makeup, causing numerous criminal investigations to collapse. Cases of sexual assault from Marseille to Michigan, drug-trafficking in Malaysia... Read More
Dr Pascal Kintz is a world leader in drug and alcohol testing. He acts as DNA Legal’s Head of Toxicology, and is often called upon to provide expert analysis on cases across the globe.
In 2004, his team examined the suspected poisoning of Ukranian politician Viktor Yushchenko, who had fallen ill during an election campaign.Testing confirmed that the presidential candidate had been poisoned with ... Read More