A recent report claims a Safariland drug field test kit identified Krispy Kreme donut icing as methamphetamine. Having consumed too many Krispy Kreme donuts in my lifetime I have to admit that eating more than one Krispy Kreme donut at a time can cause the eater a serious bit of the sugar shakes. But is the Krispy Kreme donut icing meth!? At least one Safariland drug test kit says yes! This adds a whole other meaning to the image of cops and donuts.
Safariland is perhaps the most prolific manufacturer of law enforcement products in the nation. This includes a range of field drug test kits developed by companies acquired by Safariland over the years as a part of their expansion into broader markets. However, after this recent report there is a serious question about the validity of at least one of their methamphetamine field test kits.
Any agency or officer using the kits should be aware of this concern before continuing their use. Law enforcement agencies should evaluate how their officers are trained on using the kits to make sure proper procedures are being followed. In addition, agencies should likely have their State Crime Laboratory evaluate the kit for proper efficacy.