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Drug testing rejected
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A proposed drug testing policy that would include all Warren County Commissioners has been rejected by the county attorney as contrary to law and to reason.During a meeting of the full Warren County Commission, the idea of random drug testing all county employees and all county elected officials was presented.County Executive Herschel Wells delivered the request to legal counsel for consideration. In a letter from attorney Robert Bratcher to Wells, Bratcher stated, “a policy of suspicionless drug testing of non-safety sensitive employees would be inadvisable from a legal perspective as such a policy is contrary to law and to reason.”Bratcher pointed out drug testing cannot be forced upon an individual without a proper warrant or other court order. “While drug tests are certainly common in today’s world, they are almost never compulsory in nature,” said Bratcher.