By Rocco Parascandola
NEW YORK — The NYPD wants more narcotics cops to learn how to field- test the heroin, cocaine and marijuana they seize, Newsday has learned.
The tests - to confirm a narcotic is what police suspect and enable a case to be brought — have been conducted for years by officers in the borough narcotics units. But under terms of a new pilot program, field-testing is being expanded to the precinct Street Narcotics Enforcement units in Brooklyn. Other boroughs will be brought aboard if the pilot is successful, police sources said.
NYPD wants more drug field testing