Heroin on Steroids

Heroin on Steroids

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09-26-17 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Central Illinois Police Training Center
Address: 5407 N University St, Poplar 100, Peoria, IL 61614


Michael J. Oyer, Director
Illinois Central College-North Campus-Poplar Hall
Office P100
Classroom P101
5407 N. University Street P100
Peoria, IL 61635-0001
Phone: (309) 690-7350
Fax: (309) 690-7359
Jean Swan: jswan@icc.edu
Heather Grove: hgrove@icc.edu

Heroin on Steroids

Instructor: Scott Byington
Public Grants and Training Initiatives

September 26, 2017
8am – 4pm

Class will meet in ARBOR HALL AUDITORIUM A111 (above)
Enrollment Deadline: September 19, 2017
Course Size: Minimum -15, Maximum – 64
 Course Objective
This course is designed to educate law enforcement and criminal justice professionals about the exploding trend of synthetic opioids.  In many jurisdictions already affected by illicit Fentanyl, W-18/Carfentanil, and U-47700, this training has become mandatory.  Instruction will cover the make-up of these dangerous substances, what they look like, where they come from, and how to protect first responders from potentially deadly contact.  The instructor will provide information on how to initiate and safely investigate cases involving these substances that are considerably more potent than other narcotics on the street.
Course Content
  • Pharmaceutical and illicit Fentanyl and its analogs
  • Opioid potency and the disease of addiction
  • Known sources and distribution methods
  • Protocols for investigating synthetic opioids
  • Safety concerns and precautions for first responders
  • Relevant case law and federal statutes
  • Developing “probable cause” for search and seizure
  • Identification and protocols for labs/pill press operations
  • Utilizing informants and undercover officers


Instructor Biography

Scott S. Byington received a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Business Logistics from Weber State University in Ogden, Utah in 1998.  Scott was hired by Layton City Police Department and graduated from Utah P.O.S.T. Police Academy in 1999.  Scott began his career as a patrol officer until 2001 when he was assigned to the traffic division.  Scott is a trained accident reconstruction investigator and Emergency Vehicle Operation instructor (he is currently the lead instructor for his agency).  Scott was transferred to the Detective Division in 2003 where he earned the Distinguished Service Award and a Unit Citation Award.  After serving the Layton City Detective Division for 7 years, Scott was assigned to the Davis Metro Narcotics Strike Force as their first pharmaceutical drug investigator.

Course Certification Information
MTU 7 request for certification of this course has been approved by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board Mobile In-Service Training Team #7 Illinois Law Enforcement Training and Standards Board
Meets mandatory guidelines set for the following:Civil Rights, Constitutional and Proper use of Law Enforcement Authority, Procedural Justice and Legal Updates