The Drug Enforcement Administration is the lead U.S. federal agency for the enforcement of controlled substance laws and regulations. Through a network of seven regional and two specialized laboratories, the DEA laboratory system provides scientific and forensic support to DEA special agents and other law enforcement personnel. The DEA – Pleasanton western regional laboratory is a newer lab in the DEA’s portfolio and provides services to DEA divisions in the northwestern U.S. The property was built in 2015 and is leased to the GSA for a 20-year term.
Regional laboratories, including DEA – Pleasanton, analyze evidence, submitted by DEA field offices and other law enforcement agencies, for controlled substances and latent prints. Laboratory personnel also provide expert testimony in court as well as technical advice and support to law enforcement agencies at seized clandestine laboratories and other crime scenes.