Collection Spotlight

No matter how big or small, every artifact tells a story. While only a fraction of the objects and images in the Museum's collection, these eye-catching artifacts capture significant moments in the history of drugs and drug law enforcement.

A green bottle that once contained Vin Mariani, a coca wine.

Vin Mariani Bottle

A green glass bottle that once contained Vin Mariani, a French wine infused with coca leaves.

A wooden Thai village model

Thai Village Model

Seven hundred grams of heroin were secreted into the bottom of this wooden Thai village.

Red and Green Tablet Press

Tablet Press

A mechanical device that compresses powder into tablets of uniform size and weight.

Three bookmarks with artwork created by children.

Red Ribbon Bookmarks

Bookmarks created by young people from across the county. They were submitted to celebrate Red Ribbon Week and encourage healthy, drug-free choices.

Poppy Scorer

Poppy Scorer

A poppy scorer used by farmers to drain raw opium from poppy pods.

A piece of stone rubble

Pentagon Rubble

Rubble from the Pentagon’s exterior wall, which was struck by American Airlines Flight 77 on September 11, 2001.

The life mask of Pablo Escobar.

Pablo Escobar Life Mask

The life mask of notorious drug trafficker Pablo Escobar, a deceased leader of the Medellín Cartel.

A green and cream-colored ceramic opium pillow.

Opium Pillow

A ceramic headrest used by people who smoked opium.