The System to Retrieve Information from Drug Evidence (STRIDE) is a database of drug exhibits sent to Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) laboratories for analysis. Exhibits in the database are from the DEA, other federal agencies, and local law enforcement agencies. STRIDE is not a representative sample of drugs available in the United States, but reflects all evidence submitted to DEA laboratories for analysis, from both domestic and foreign sources.
DEA established this on-line data set to provide ready access to drug seizure data. We share these data with researchers, academics, policymakers, and others to provide an understanding of drug availability. There is a delay in the release of the STRIDE data due to the sensitivity of ongoing investigations. The 2007 information is the latest data available as of October 2011. The 2008 data will be released in 2012.
The STRIDE data is provided without regard to analytic value. External analysis of STRIDE data may not yield conclusions consistent with DEA’s own findings. Use of this data requires your agreement to refer to your analyses as “unvalidated DEA data and to claim authorship and responsibility for any inferences and/or conclusions you may draw from this information.”
All information provided in these tables is in the public domain. Citation of the DEA website as the source of the information is requested.
The data are updated semi-annually.