The DEA has always been at the forefront of technological advancements when it comes to fighting the drug trade.
And while not every project sees the light of day, like the exploding weed joint that permanently stops a drug addict from ever smoking marijuana again, there have been many that have redefined the world we live in.
Welcome the robot dog sniffer named "Yorkie 250", an electronic version of a doggie nose that picks up the faintest smell of Mary Jane, Coke, Heroin, Methamphetamine, and the like.
"The advantage of the Yorkie 250 is that it fits into the pocket of law enforcement agents, and they don't have to feed it or give it water while they take it everywhere," says Ted Newman, researcher at the DEA.
The Yorkie 250 has a tiny fan that pulls in air over various sensors that identify the molecules of various illegal drugs. It has a directional pointer that shows the intensity of the smell, helping to find the location of the drugs.
The next DEA project on the list is the Dragon Dream, a preliminary test airship that carries thousands of flying Yorkie drones that search over a wide area for drug smugglers and hidden drugs, and they report back to the mothership, informing it of any illegal drug activities.