Forensic drug laboratories (King County Sheriff's Office)

Nathan Messer filed this request with the King County Sheriff's Office of King County, WA.
Tracking #

P027042-120218

Multi Request Forensic drug laboratories
Status
Completed

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From: Nathan Messer


To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All protocols for testing and analyzing drugs seized by law enforcement for content, including names and locations of all laboratory facilities used for such analysis.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,

Nathan Messer

From: King County Sheriff's Office

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request Reference# P027042-120218 Dear Nathan , Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on December 02, 2018.
You requested: “To Whom It May Concern:
Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:
All protocols for testing and analyzing drugs seized by law enforcement for content, including names and locations of all laboratory facilities used for such analysis.
The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.
In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filed electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.
Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.
Sincerely,
Nathan Messer

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/king-county-sheriffs-office-2399/forensic-drug-laboratories-king-county-sheriffs-office-64639/?uuid-login=f3ba9ccd-4eb0-4b84-bfda-8d2b1e82b2ce&email=KCSOlegal%40kingcounty.gov#agency-reply”

I am working with other Units within the Sheriff's Office on locating and compiling the documents responsive to your request and I anticipate providing a first installment of records to you on or before 1/8/19. If I am unable to meet this self-imposed deadline, I will let you know. If I am able to provide a response sooner, I will certainly do so. Your request may be subject to fees as allowed under RCW 42.56.120. Please go to https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/sheriff/services/public-disclosure/faqs- and select " (https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/sheriff/services/public-disclosure/faqs-for-public-disclosure.aspx) for-public-disclosure.aspx
What is the cost to obtain public records" for reference. Once we have determined the scope of your request andresponsive records, we may provide an estimate for fees requiring 10% down prior to processing your request. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me. Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions or would like to clarify or cancel this request. Sincerely, MITZI JOHANKNECHT, King County Sheriff Jeremiah Schuetze | Project/Program Manager 1 - KCSO | Public Disclosure Unit 206.263.2628 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff

From: King County Sheriff's Office

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Subject: Public Disclosure Request
Reference# P027042-120218

Dear Nathan ,

Thank you for your request made via the King County Sheriff’s Office (KCSO) Online Request System on December 02, 2018. You requested:

“To Whom It May Concern:

Pursuant to the Washington Public Records Act, I hereby request the following records:

All protocols for testing and analyzing drugs seized by law enforcement for content, including names and locations of all laboratory facilities used for such analysis.

The requested documents will be made available to the general public, and this request is not being made for commercial purposes.

In the event that there are fees, I would be grateful if you would inform me of the total charges in advance of fulfilling my request. I would prefer the request filled electronically, by e-mail attachment if available or CD-ROM if not.

Thank you in advance for your anticipated cooperation in this matter. I look forward to receiving your response to this request within 5 business days, as the statute requires.

Sincerely,
Nathan Messer

Upload documents directly: https://www.muckrock.com/accounts/agency_login/king-county-sheriffs-office-2399/forensic-drug-laboratories-king-county-sheriffs-office-64639/?uuid-login=f3ba9ccd-4eb0-4b84-bfda-8d2b1e82b2ce&email=KCSOlegal%40kingcounty.gov#agency-reply

The KCSO Public Disclosure Unit has located the following records responsive to your request:

Please log into your request to view the pages of the Sheriff's Office GOM (General Orders Manual) which deal with Drug testing/analyzing and Laboratory facilities. I located these documents by searching our GOM for the terms "Drugs," "Laboratory," and "analyzing." Our GOM can be located online at the following address:
https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/sheriff/about-us/manual.aspx (https://www.kingcounty.gov/depts/sheriff/about-us/manual.aspx)

In addition, page 4 of the document I released, has a link to the Washington State Patrol Crime Lab guide, which details where the Laboratories are located and other information regarding the Crime Labs. This request is now complete. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

Please log in to the Records Center at the following link to retrieve the records:
Public Records Request - P027042-120218 Once you log in and go to your request, you will find the uploaded records in the "Files" section.
PLEASE NOTE: Per RCW 42.56.120(4), the KCSO reserves the right to close a records request after 30 days if a requester does not inspect, view, download, and/or pick up the records we provide. There is no obligation for us to continue producing records that are not being collected by a requester.
RCW 42.56.120(4) states that if an installment of a records request is not claimed or reviewed, the agency is not obligated to fulfill the balance of the request.
WAC 44-14-04006(1) states that a records request has been fulfilled and can be closed if an entirely unclear request has not been clarified, a request or installment has not been claimed or reviewed, or the requestor cancels the request. Please reply to this message or log in to the Online Request System if you have any questions or would like to clarify or cancel this request. Sincerely, Jeremiah Schuetze | Project/Program Manager 1 - KCSO | Public Disclosure Unit 206.263.2628 | www.kingcounty.gov/sheriff
If you wish to track or respond to this request, please login to the
Online Request System. (https://KCSO.mycusthelp.com/webapp/_rs/RequestEdit.aspx?rid=27042&coid=)

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