This course is designed to lead students through many critical areas involved in the investigations of synthetic drug distribution. The course provides knowledge on the essential elements of synthetic drug manufacturing, trafficking and distribution, and the many ways synthetic drugs are being abused. Instructors will provide numerous real world examples of synthetic drug investigations including vast drug seizures, dismantlement of labs, arrests, and large asset seizures. In the current world of policing, synthetic drugs are here to stay. This course will provide you the tools to combat this ever increasing and evolving area of abuse.