[Tribal-drug-courts] drug screen vs intoxilyzer readings

Pojoaque, Judge judge at pojoaque.org
Thu Jun 1 15:02:32 CDT 2017

I would continue to do random drug testing, maybe less frequently but enough to keep the person on alert. We have several participants who had used only alcohol in the past substitute illegal drugs (mostly cocaine it seems) because they thought we wouldn't catch that behavior.

We generally use instant alcohol metabolite urine testing (80-hour lookbacks) rather than breath tests so we can know whether the participant had alcohol any time in the last 80 hours, rather than the last 12 hours or so.

Kim McGinnis, PhD., Esq.
Chief Judge,
Pueblo of Pojoaque Tribal Court,
58 Cities of Gold Road, Suite 5,
Santa Fe, NM 87506
Phone: 505.455.2271
Cell: 505.469.6157
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Subject: [Tribal-drug-courts] drug screen vs intoxilyzer readings

Good afternoon all,
We got a participant that is in HTWC on alcohol related charges, we have been giving the participant both drug screens and intoxilyzer test and he has never failed a drug test.  In our small community it is kind of known that he was never into any drugs just alcohol.  My question is would you be comfortable just giving the participant the intoxilyzer test and not drug screens?
Thank you,

Adrian Hale
Healing to Wellness Court Coordinator
PBP Judicial Center
11444 158th Road
Mayetta KS 66509
Office: (785)966-2242
Fax: (785)966-2662
Email: AdrianH at pbpnation.org<mailto:AdrianH at pbpnation.org>

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