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June 2017 Seminar

June 7, 2017 - June 9, 2017

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Clandestine Laboratory Investigations for the Fire Investigator


Information about our guest presenter, Michael Cashman

Michael P. Cashman is a Veteran of the United States Marine Corps and a retired Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent. Michael Cashman has served as a Special Agent with the DEA for approximately 23 years. Mr. Cashman started his career assigned to the DEA San Diego Field Division Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team.   After completion of his tour in San Diego, Mr. Cashman was assigned to the DEA Office of Training Clandestine Laboratory Unit located at Quantico VA.  From Quantico, Mr. Cashman was assigned to the New England Field Division. He has been Clan Lab coordinator for two DEA field divisions and has attended and helped instruct the DEA Clandestine Laboratory Basic Class, Site Safety course, Level A Course, Clandestine Laboratory Tactical Course, the DEA Train the Trainer Course, the DEA Methods of Instruction course ,and the NES Marijuana Grow course. Over the course of his career, Mr. Cashman has helped to investigate and dismantle Methamphetamine laboratories, P2P laboratories, MDMA, Fentanyl, DMT, MDA, BHO and other types of laboratories.


Tentative Itinerary

Wednesday, June 7
8:00A – 9:00A Registration
9:00A – 9:15A Opening Remarks
9:15A – 12:00P Presentation
12:00P – 1:00P Working Lunch
12:30P Annual Chapter Meeting
Remarks by Bill Schmitt, IAAI BOD
1:00P – 5:00P Presentation

Thursday, June 8
On Site at Dennis Landfill
8:00A Clan Lab Field Practical
Fire Standard Compliant Cigarette Test Burns

Friday, June 9
Red Jacket Beach Resort
8:00A – 9:00A Fire Standard Compliant Cigarette Presentation
9:00A – 12:00P Completion of Clan Lab Presentation


As fire investigators we have all investigated a fire or multiple fires where we just couldn’t identify the cause. We followed the scientific method, we ruled out several potential causes and we also identified a cause or more that we could not rule out. Have you considered the possibility of a clandestine drug laboratory? Based upon information that will be presented to you in this seminar you may learn that one of those undetermined fires was a clandestine drug lab.

Some of you are saying “We don’t have drug labs in Massachusetts”. WRONG! WRONG! WRONG!

As the course material will present clandestine drug labs are far more prevalent than any of us are aware. With the ongoing heroin/fentanyl epidemic going on people are looking for any way possible to manufacture their drug of choice for less money.

A separate and parallel topic of Fire Standard Compliant Cigarettes will be presented by Jim DeSimone of Massachusetts Department of Fire Services. Massachusetts is still experiencing fires attributed to cigarettes classified as “Fire Safe”. Through test burns on our practical day and Jim’s presentation we will discuss the on-going problems with these cigarettes.


Wednesday, June 7th through Friday, June 9th

Red Jacket Beach Resort
1 South Shore Dr.
South Yarmouth, MA 02664

Event Cost: $250

MAIAAI Group Room Rate:
$135.00 + taxes/fees
MAIAAI Group ID# 304832
Reservation Tel. #: 1-800-CAPECOD

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Red Jacket Beach Resort
1 South Shore Drive
Yarmouth, MA 02664 United States
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