Episode 4 of the Drug Training Podcast: Kratom


Kratom. A lot of people haven’t heard a lot about it. But, the DEA just scheduled it as a schedule I drug: then they immediately withdrew their decision. Why did they do that? Why was there so much political pressure to keep it off of the controlled substances act? Why should you even care about Kratom? Because people are getting high on it! This podcast episode has an accompanying blog post: What is Kratom and Why Did the DEA Try to Make it a Schedule 1 Drug?


In this weeks BOLO, we will talk about 3 police officers that were exposed, adversely, to fentanyl. What happened to them, how it happened, how you can avoid the same type of situation and how to decontaminate yourself from fentanyl esposure. The accompanying blog post can be viewed here: 3 Officers Exposed to Fentanyl: 3 Steps to Prevent Exposure and Decontaminate Yourself

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Author: Keith Graves
Keith is a retired Police Sergeant and worked in the San Francisco Bay Area for 29 years. Keith was named as California’s Narcotics Officer of the Year and is a prior winner of MADD’s California Hero Award. He has years of experience as a Narcotics Detective and a Narcotics Unit Supervisor and is a Drug Recognition Expert Instructor (IACP #3292). Keith teaches both the DRE course and the Drug Abuse Recognition Course and has taught at the Police Academy. He has developed several drug courses for the California Narcotics Officers Association, California POST and California Colleges and currently consults POST on drug investigation procedures. Keith has held other assignments besides narcotics including Training Sergeant, Patrol Sergeant, COPPS Officer, Traffic Officer, and 20 years as a SWAT Team member and Sniper Team Leader. Keith has taught thousands of officers and businesses around the world about drug use, drug trends, compliance training and drug investigations. He is recognized as an international drug expert and has testified as an expert in court proceedings on drug cases, homicide cases and rape prosecutions. Keith earned a BA in Business Management from Saint Mary's College of California and a MA in Criminal Justice. Keith is the Founder and President of Graves & Associates, a company dedicated to providing drug training to law enforcement and private industry.

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