Saliva Drug Testing

A new machine, capable of testing saliva for drugs such as cannabis, amphetamines and cocaine has been sent out to the North Lakes Traffic Branch and Senior Sergeant Bryan Eaton said it was a “game-changer” for police.

The machine, which is called a Drager Drug Test 5000, will combine with increased officer training in the Pine Rivers region, north of Brisbane

The rollout is part of a Queensland-wide move which police say will mean more drug tests, in more locations.

“Prior to the statewide rollout in March 2015, 51 trained officers were located centrally in Brisbane,” a police spokesman said.

“These officers had facilities to travel the state with 13 specially built drug testing vehicles.”

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