CAROLINA BEACH -- A new machine in Carolina Beach will help get more drugs off the streets faster. It's called the "NAR" test.
With it, officals can test drugs they confiscate and confirm that they are in fact narcotics.
The biggest advantage of the "NAR" is its speed. Test results are available in as little as 15 minutes. The drugs used to be shipped out for testing, and it could take months to get results.
The "NAR" can test for marijuana, methamphetamines, crack-cocaine, and heroin.
Carolina Beach shares the machine with Kure Beach.