Tulsa Police Department Testing for Future Saliva Tests
Posted on behalf of Edwards Law Firm on Jul 18, 2013 in Announcements
The Tulsa Police Department has begun testing new equipment will indicate if an individual has been using illegal drugs such as marijuana, cocaine, or meth amphetamine. Currently, it takes blood tests hours to weeks to determine if an individual was using these drugs. This system will be able to determine that within minutes.
At this time the police department is taking volunteers to test this equipment, while tests will not be used against anyone. Of course, many individuals do not like the thought of this equipment as it may take the subjective judgment away from police and replace it with a simple test.
These tests will not replace any tests for driving under the influence of alcohol, however this could be an excellent way to prevent individuals from driving while under the influence of drugs, as this is also extremely dangerous for drivers to do.