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Instant drug identifying machine donated to Bremen Police Dept.

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BREMEN, GA (CBS46) -

The Dakota Dyer Foundation donated a Centice Mobile Field Lab 3000 to the Bremen Police Department on Friday.

Lance Dyer said he and his wife started the foundation after their 14-year-old son Dakota committed suicide in 2012.

"He had been involved with synthetic marijuana," said Dyer. "After we lost our son, we didn't want other parents to lose a child because of that."

The Dyers use the foundation to help law enforcement fight drugs.

"Dakota was from Bremen. I live here in Bremen, this is home. If you can't protect home first, what good am I doing?"

The foundation donated the new mobile drug identifying machine to the Bremen Police Department.

They felt their community needed it after the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) conducted a pill take back operation statewide.

"We were ranked number six in the state of Georgia in the amount of pills and narcotics that were taken back. Just in our small county we took in 270 pounds."

Armed with the mobile machine, officers can instantly identify prescription and illegal drugs without destroying the evidence.

The company that made the machine donated it to the foundation and Dyer gave it to the police.

"If this can help them and this can saves, then this machine is well worth them having."

Dyer said the foundation will donate another drug identifying machine to the Haralson County Sheriff's Office next week.

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