Local law enforcement gets TruNarc device

BOWLING GREEN, Ky.-Local law enforcement have recently acquired a device that allows them to test drugs while in the field. It’s called TruNarc, and 11 drug task force agencies across Kentucky are currently using it.

The Bowling-Green Warren County Drug Task Force received their TruNarc device around two weeks ago, and they have already started using it in the field.

It uses laser technology to identify a wide range of drugs including heroin, methamphetamine, cocaine and synthetic fentanyl.

According to the deputy director of the Bowling Green-Warren County Drug Task Force, the device also helps keep officers safe.

“A lot of times you would either have to do a field test that you had to take it out of the package. Now we don’t have to do that, so that limits our exposure to potentially harmful substances,” task force deputy director Tod Young said.

The TruNarc device costs around $20,000. Both the South-Central Kentucky and Barren County Drug Task Force have received the devices as well.