The Texas Department of Public Safety has distinguished its self as one of the premier law enforcement agencies in the country since it was formed in 1935. Not just in traffic enforcement but also in criminal investigation.
A vital part of these investigations in the Texas panhandle is the DPS Amarillo Crime Lab.
Using scientific tests the lab analyzes seized illegal narcotics and substances. To which they are able to determine what is in the substance and the exact weight or amount.
The scientists are then able to report their findings in the evidence to the investigating officer.
The lab also assets other law enforcement agencies throughout the panhandle.