NEWS: DPW director takes steps to ensure drug-free agency
Aug. 8, 2017 (Hagåtña) — About 200 employees at the Department of Public Works participated in a random drug test requested by Director Glenn Leon Guerrero.
“We want to send a message that this is a zero-tolerance agency, illegal drugs have no place here,” Leon Guerrero stated.
“We’re taking proactive measures to ensure we are drug free. Consider the work we do. We drive students to and from school. We operate and maintain heavy equipment, and we have people who oversee safety in buildings and on our roads. We want to ensure that employees’ abilities are not diminished, which would compromise the safety of all of our employees and the clients we serve.”
DPW has not received all of the drug test results yet, but they have been advised of 4 tests that have come out positive. Administrative action will be taken as necessary.
The testing followed a drug sweep around early June. Leon Guerrero’s office received a warning that drugs were being brought on to the compound. Leon Guerrero reached out to the Guam Police Department, which sent the MANDANA Drug Task Force to sweep the compound. A GPD dog led officers to a car where they found a bag with substance later identified as methamphetamine. The owner of the car, a DPW employee, was arrested.
Governor Eddie Calvo and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio have called for more frequent random drug tests at agencies.

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