Livingston County is taking a new approach to keeping kids away from drugs. The Sheriff’s Department used drug-forfeiture money to buy around 1,400 drug testing kits, which the police are offering for free to parents interested in testing their children, according to a feature on Livingston Daily.
The kits will test for marijuana, [...]
The Olentangy Local School District was one of the first in central Ohio to conduct random drug tests to students. Fifteen years later, budgetary limitations and doubts on the effectiveness of the program has led to the school district’s decision to stop the program starting next school year.
In Hawaii, there is a significant increase in the number of workers and job applicants testing positive for marijuana and cocaine.
A feature on Star Advertiser shared a report released by Diagnostic Laboratory Services Inc. that revealed the increase in marijuana and cocaine use among workers and applicants.
Marijuana use among workers and [...]
Police agencies in Brevard have obtained warrants that authorize them to forcibly draw blood from select drivers under suspicion of driving under the influence. The legality of this practice that has run 7 years is now being challenged. The Fifth District Court of Appeal in Daytona Beach will hear arguments on whether or not this [...]
The Florida Supreme Court has ruled that police must secure a search warrant before they can employ a drug-sniffing dog at the front door of a home. The court said police officers violated the homeowner’s right to privacy when they went to a Miami-Dade home in 2006 with a drug-detecting dog without a warrant.
With the current terror threats in the world, Transportation Safety Administration (TSA) officials have taken several measures to ensure that U.S. airports are safe for everyone. Passengers are subjected to full-body scanners and stricter pat-downs amidst cries of violation against a person’s privacy, but just how far can the public take?
Todd and [...]
The validity of drug and alcohol test results by the Indiana State Department of Toxicology is in question, after an audit of the lab’s results from 2007 through 2009 revealed problems with at least 200 of the marijuana test results.
According to a report on Evansville Courier and Press, handling of [...]
You should not wait for a problem to occur before you establish your drug testing policy. This is what Alexandria City has demonstrated when it added random drug and alcohol testing to its substance abuse policy. The council has approved the revisions in the policy on a 5-0 vote.
Included in this development is having [...]
The Boston Fire Department has released the results of its recent drug tests, and of the more than 1,000 firefighters, only two tests returned positive for drug use. City officials said that the 2 firefighters who tested positive in the tests were given 30-day unpaid suspensions.
Boston began its program to randomly drug [...]
On a 13-5 vote, the House Judiciary Committee in Florida has approved a bill that would deny benefits to recipients of temporary financial assistance if they fail a drug test. Welfare recipients would need to pass drug tests, which they have to pay for, to receive financial assistance.
HB 353 would deny benefits to [...]
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