What is a forensic toxicologist

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Circumstances of Case:

Police received a call at 5.45am on the 15th November 2015 about a young lady in a state of distress this young lady was identified by police as Miss Betty Primrose. I understand that Miss Primrose believes that she has been a victim of a drug-facilitated sexual assault, which had taken place around 10.30pm on the 14th November 2015. Miss Primrose identified the alleged suspect as Mr Peters of 46 Coach Lane Newcastle. Miss Primrose was conveyed to a sexual assault referral centre and was medically examined by a forensic medical examiner at 7.38 am 15th November 2015. A blood and urine sample along with a sample from a glass tumbler was obtained for toxicological analysis.

Purpose of Examination:

I have been asked to screen the blood, urine and glass tumbler samples for the presence of alcohol and other drugs of abuse.

Points to Prove:

Provide a statement determining whether there is evidence to support that PETERS administered a stupefying substance to PRIMROSE for the intention of sexual assault.

Please include:

1. What is a Forensic Toxicologist? (Please keep this simple for court use)

2. What each of the drugs is? (Temazepam and Oxazepam)

3. What both of their therapeutic to toxic blood level concentration range are?

4. Do they have any synergistic effects?

5. What do the Examination and Results belowmean and how can they be interpreted?

Examination and Results

PWF01 labelled ‘Urinesample taken from Betty Primrose' at 07:53hrs on 15/11/2015

Alcohol was found in the urine (23 mg/100mL)

Temazepam was found in the urine (0.008 mg/L)

Oxazepam was found in the urine (0.04 mg/L)

No other drugs were found in the urine sample.

PWF02 labelled ‘Blood sample taken from Betty Primrose' at 08:12hrs on 15/11/2015

Alcohol was found in the blood (13 mg/100mL).

Temazepam was found in the blood (0.056 mg/L)

No other drugs were found in the blood sample.

JA01 labelled ‘Glass tumbler recovered from living room floor, 46 Coach Lane 0932 hrs on 15/11/15'

The glass tumbler was found to contain a dried off white residue. On examination this residue was identified to be temazepam.

Interpretation

Conclusions

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The work done with Ms office 2010, checked for English with Grammarly. It contains the expert witness statement in context of Miss Betty case. The report is based on the blood and urine investigations provided in the case. It contains around 750 words.

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