Midwest Counterdrug Training Center

Micro Labs: Fentanyl, One Pot, BHO, and Synthetic Hazards and Handling
Monday, October 30 - Wednesday, November 1, 2023
Location: Illinois State Police Academy
Directions: 3700 East Lake Shore Drive, Springfield, IL 62712


This course is restricted to US military, law enforcement personnel, and emergency responders. 

Tuition and Fees

There is no cost to attend this training.

Course Description

This course is designed to introduce law enforcement officers to the chemistry of domestic micro drug labs in order to better understand the processes and the hazards associated with these labs. This course shall cover safety practices, including the use of various engineering, administrative and personal protective equipment (PPE) hazard controls, to protect law enforcement who handle, sample and dismantle these drug labs.

Topics Included

  • History and national trends of BHO, Fentanyl, and One-Pot meth labs
  • Drug Trafficking Organization involvement in micro labs
  • Techniques of manufacturing
  • Environmental hazards of manufacturing processes
  • Variations of the different micro labs
  • Chemistry of each process
  • Assessment and dismantling procedures
  • Safety procedures
  • Sample and waste packaging and transportation
  • Live demonstration of drug production for one of the following: One-Pot meth, BHO, or Fentanyl

Course Length

Micro Labs: Fentanyl, One Pot, BHO & Synthetic Hazards and Handling is a two-day (16 hour) course.


There are no prerequisites to attend this course.

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