Vedoster Ingram, BS, MS, PhM

Vedoster Ingram, BS, MS, PhM

VINGRAM Enterprises Ltd.
P.O. Box 11047
Washington , DC 20008-0247
Office: 202-257-3558
Fax: 202-667-3134

The chemist, Vedoster Ingram, has PhM, MS, and BS degrees in Chemistry. A unique procedure has been developed that promotes balanced advocacy in the adjudication of drug cases without actually testing drugs! On the basis of years of professional experience as a forensic chemist and as a chemist in research and education, an effective procedure has been developed that addresses the hegemony of government confiscation and testing of controlled drugs. Our successes are highlighted by controlled drug case dismissals, plea bargaining leverage, and sanction of government chemist findings. With our new non-contracted, inexpensive Case Screening Service controlled drug case allegations are invariably dropped or dismissed before going to trial! Our independent approach also extends to our weighing service, which addresses minimum, mandatory, and federal sentencing guideline issues, without being accountable to Drug Enforcement Administration certification. Our services have been used locally, nationally, and internationally. Our newsletter, Chem-Law Notes, is available to clients. Training in the above areas can be arranged for both defendant and government counsel.

The professional experience of Vedoster Ingram is comprised of 15 years as an independent consultant on controlled drug testing and chain of custody issues at local, national, and international levels; 28 years of experience as a Forensic Chemist of controlled drugs with the Drug Enforcement Administration; 3 years as a research chemist at the National Institutes of Heatlh; and 2 years experience as an Instructor in Pharmceutical Analytical Chemistry at the College of Pharmacy, Howard University. For more information about our services, click on the Vingram Enterprise Ltd logo at our website location.

Areas of Expertise
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Alcohol, Drug & DUI Testing
  • Analytical Testing Labs
  • Chemicals
  • Chemistry
  • Demonstrative Evidence/Exhibits
  • Drug Abuse
  • Evidence Analysis & Preservation
  • Failure Analysis
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Marijuana
  • Spectroscopy

Expert Background
Q: Please list your professional accreditations, degrees, licenses, and certificates granted:
A: Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry, Master of Science degree in Chemistry (Organic/Biochemistry), Master of Philosophy degree in Chemistry (Organic Chemistry, Pyrrole Chemistry)
Q: Please list your affiliations or memberships in any professional and/or industry organizations:
A: American Chemical Society (ACS), American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCHE), Analytical Chemistry Division (ACS), Chemistry and the Law Division (ACS), Organic Chemistry Division (ACS), Small Chemical Businesses Division (ACS, New Jersey Division), International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)
Q: Please list any teaching or speaking experience you have had, including subject matter:
A: Presentation to the Washington DC Trial Lawyers Association, DC Superior Court, March 18, 2009, Washington DC: Interpretation of received DEA laboratory case documents and reports, suggesting the use of Brady v. Maryland in obtaining additional documents, and reporting the fallacy of government forensic testing as indicated by the National Science Foundation; Presentation at the 232nd American Chemical Society National Meeting, Chemistry and the Law Division, September 10, 2006, San Francisco, CA: 'Law Enforcement and Society Can Benefit from Greater Transparency in Controlled Drug Analyses'; Instructor in Pharmaceutical Chemistry, College of Pharmacy, Howard University: Analytical Chemistry of U.S.P. Classified Drugs; Graduate Teaching Assistant, Howard University: Organic Chemistry, Biochemistry; Testimony on behalf of the Drug Enforcement Administration, US Department of Justice: Scheduling of certain Controlled Substances under proposed legislation for the District of Columbia 'Uniform Controlled Substances Act of 1999'; Clandestine Laboratory Presentations: Training for law enforcement agents in drug synthesis (DEA training)
Q: Have any of your accreditations ever been investigated, suspended or removed? (if yes, explain)
A: No
Q: On how many occasions have you been retained as an expert?
A: 100 occasions (employment with Vingram Enterprises Ltd.)
Q: For what area(s) of expertise have you been retained as an expert?
A: chemist expert witness: controlled drugs, clandestine laboratory synthesis, weighing services
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the plaintiff?
A: 1 percent (after employment of Drug Enformcement Administration)
Q: In what percentage of your cases were you retained by the defendant?
A: 99 percent (as employee of Vingram Enterprises Ltd.)
Q: On how many occasions have you had your deposition taken?
A: 22 occasions
Q: When was the last time you had your deposition taken?
A: June 7, 2017
Q: On how many occasions have you been qualified by a court to give expert testimony?
A: 340 occasions
Q: On how many occasions have you testified as an expert in court or before an arbitrator?
A: 340 occasions
Q: For how many years have you worked with the legal industry as an expert?
A: 39 years
Q: What services do you offer? (E.g.: consulting, testing, reports, site inspections etc.)
A: consulting, weighing services, document reviews, training
Q: What is your hourly rate to consult with an attorney?
A: 300 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to review documents?
A: 150 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide deposition testimony?
A: 300 per hour
Q: What is your hourly rate to provide testimony at trial?
A: 300 per hour
Q: Please list any fees other than those stated above (E.g.: travel expenses, copy fees, etc.)
A: A retainer is required for private cases per contract. Additional hourly fees are applied beyond the hours charged against the retainer.


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