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BCA employees hosted a holiday gathering with children from St. Paul's Ames Lake community where the BCA is headquartered. The children spent time with Santa, enjoyed cookies and hot cocoa, and received gifts donated by BCA employees.
Members of the AMBER Alert Fundraiser Group also donated their time for this annual holiday event.
See more images from the gathering.
BCA forensic scientists can use a paint chip the size of this comma, to determine the color, make, model and range of years on a vehicle. This can be a valuable tool as law enforcement investigates hit-and-run crashes and other incidents involving vehicles.
Watch a recent story about the process.
Learn about what else they can test in the BCA Trace Laboratory.
Because even exposure to opioids like carfentanil can be deadly, Minnesota crime scene response staff, scientists and investigators must take extra precautions to stay safe.
Watch a recent story about efforts at the BCA.
Get information about what to do if you know someone who is using illicit opioids.