Police Force Man to Undergo Catheter Drug Test?
A college student was arrested by Utah police and forced to undergo a catheter insertion. The police suspected him of being a marijuana user.
No trace of any illegal drug was found.
He and some friends were smoking cigarettes in a car. Police approached the car and searched it. They had no search warrant.
The police claimed they could smell marijuana. Their sense of smell was apparently more acute than their eyesight. They found none.
But, following in the tradition of Barney Fife, they didn’t let this stop them. They called in a pot-sniffing dog. Its sense of smell was less acute than the cops’.
One fop popped the trunk and found . . . a glass pipe. That was evidence enough for him and his peers. They took the student to the police station. Actually, they asked him to drive there.
Yet they thought he had been smoking marijuana. Is it a good idea to let potheads under the influence drive?
He was forced to take a drug test.
He asked for an attorney. (Smart kid.)
They got a search warrant instead. Some judge issued it. This allowed them to take him to the hospital for a urine test.
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