Drug Packaging


Do you need advice on any of the following:

Examination of drug packaging and paraphernalia

Dr Richard Hooker is our expert in drug analysis and joined Allen Morgan Associates in 2012 after 25 years at the Forensic Science Service (FSS) where he was a senior forensic scientist.

Dr Hooker has significant expertise in areas relating to illicit drugs, including drug synthesis, designer drugs, new psychoactive substances and drug importation, as well as chemical/physical comparisons of drug materials and drug packaging materials. He has reviewed a number of cases involving the presence of ‘drugs on money’ and addressed the significance or otherwise of such findings.

Whilst at the FSS laboratory in London, Dr Hooker was a lead cannabis cultivation expert for many years. He was heavily involved in training colleagues and law enforcement officers in matters relating to drugs cases, crime scene examination and presenting expert evidence at court.

Dr Hooker is a professional member of the Chartered Society of Forensic Sciences.

Since joining our team Dr Hooker has provided expert evidence on behalf of both the Crown and the Defence in a variety of cases including a number of large-scale amphetamine production cases, cannabis cultivation cases ranging from small-scale domestic set-ups to industrial units and a number of cases where challenges have been made to the identification, purity or form of drug recovered.

Dr Hooker’s extensive knowledge of forensic issues makes him a true authority on drug-related matters.