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Drug Abuse in the News

9/23/2017
Aaron Carter Entering Facility to Improve Health and Wellness: 'Only I Can Change My Life'

"Aaron has decided to enter a facility to improve his health and work on his overall wellness," a rep for the 29-year-old singer tells ET. "He is going to do this privately and focus all his attention on being the best person and performer possible. [...]

9/23/2017
People Will Go to Bizarre Lengths to Pass a Drug Test

Let's say you are a user of illicit drugs. You've applied for a job and a drug test is required as a condition for employment. [...]

9/23/2017
Researchers develop new method of tracing cocaine use

The chemicals are present in fingerprint residue, and can be detected even when a person is tested after washing their hands. The researchers used a chemical analysis method called 'paper spray mass spectrometry' to identify the cocaine markers in fingerprints from patients seeking treatment at drug rehabilitation centres. [...]

9/22/2017
First large scale study of cocaine users leads to breakthrough in drug testing

Scientists from the University of Surrey have developed a rapid and highly sensitive fingerprint test that can take just seconds to confirm whether someone has used cocaine. This new breakthrough, published in Clinical Chemistry , comes as a result of the first large scale study of cocaine users and could pave the way for the detection of a range of other Class A substances. [...]

9/22/2017
New Mount Prospect police union contract includes drug testing

Mount Prospect trustees have approved a collective bargaining agreement between the village and the Metropolitan Alliance of Police Mount Prospect Chapter 84, which represents its patrol officers, that for the first time includes drug testing. Acting police Chief Michael Eterno told the board Tuesday that the contract expired at the end of 2016. [...]

9/22/2017
Courts

William F. Bishop-Martinez, 27, of Fairmont was convicted on a felony charge of predatory offender-knowingly violates registration requirements or intentionally provides false information; fined $1,210, commit to Commissioner of Corrections 24 months, stayed for five years, sentenced to jail 30 days, credit for time served 11 days, serve as work release if eligible, five years supervised probation, follow all conditions set forth in the probation agreement, comply with all the rules and regulations as required with the predatory offender registration, no alcohol/controlled substance use, random testing, obtain employment, maintain employment, obtain permission from agent before leaving the state, follow all state and federal criminal laws, contact probation agent within 72 hours if you've been charged with a new crime; are in contact with law enforcement; if you change address, ... (more) [...]

9/22/2017
Suspected drug dealers nabbed

Mirror photo by Greg Bock John P. Klotz Jr. of Altoona is led into Central Court Thursday morning. Klotz, 26, is charged with three counts each of delivery and possession of clonazepam and alprazolam and criminal use of a communication facility. [...]

9/22/2017
Last stop in Behchoko for N.W.T. gov't cannabis tour of the communities

A community member raises his hand for a question at a legalized cannabis information session in Behchoko, N.W.T., Wednesday evening. Behchoko was the final stop on the territorial government's legal cannabis community tour that touched down in nine communities over the past month to help inform Northerners about the pending legislation, and to gather information to help territorial lawmakers make sure N.W.T. laws reflect the needs and concerns of its people. [...]

9/22/2017
Syracuse crack dealer freed by Obama faces jail over missed drug tests

A Syracuse crack cocaine dealer granted clemency by President Barack Obama for his role in a large '90s drug ring is facing jail over missed drug tests. Dewayne Comer, 47, will appear in federal court Friday to ask a judge not to send him back to prison. [...]

9/21/2017
Tips for a Small Business Drug Testing Policy

You want your employees to perform their best, and you want to provide a safe working environment. For many small business employers, that means keeping your workplace drug-free. [...]

9/21/2017
Millennium Health Release: New Study Finds Heroin-Positive Patients...

Regionally, 5 of the 9 U.S. Census regions exhibited a dramatic increase in the co-occurrence of fentanyl use in the heroin-positive population, with New England exhibiting the greatest jump climbing from 3 percent to 76 percent. In 2016, both the Centers for Disease Control and the Drug Enforcement Administration issued nationwide warnings on the increased prevalence of fentanyl in the illicit market1. [...]

9/21/2017
Doping Scandal in the Champions League

Shakhtar captain Dario Srna gave a positive doping test after the first round of the group stage of the Champions League - in a 2:1 win against Napoli, inform the media in Italy. They refer to the Ukrainian edition of "Sportika", according to which Srna did not pass the test for banned substances after the match last week. [...]

9/21/2017
Police need more time to prepare for new pot legislation, says Chief...

Legalizing cannabis may be the right approach, acknowledge police, but more time is needed to prepare for enforcement, especially when it comes to keeping drug-impaired drivers off the road. As Ontario gears up to implement the federally-driven legalization of recreational cannabis as of July 2018, police organizations throughout the province are concerned about whether there's enough time to gear up to properly enforce new laws ahead of the deadline. [...]

9/21/2017
Opioids on the Job Are Overwhelming American Employers

At Philip Tulkoff's food-processing plant in Baltimore, machines grind tough horseradish roots into puree. "If you put your arm in the wrong place," the owner says, "and you're not paying attention, it's going to pull you in." [...]

9/20/2017
Breastfeeding mother jailed in Florence for exposing child to cocaine, authorities say

Regina Brown, 30, was arrested after a hair follicle test detected cocaine in the baby's system, said Florence police Sgt. Wesley Gargis. [...]