How does a guy who doesn't do coke test positive several times?
October 2, 2006 3:45 PM Subscribe
I have a friend is currently getting railroaded out of the Army for cocaine use. He tested hot at least twice (just above whatever measure they use). Problem is, he's never used cocaine. Yes, I believe him.
posted by John Kenneth Fisher to law & government (6 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
His defense lawyer keeps offering deals and "doesn't have the resources" to really defend him. Civilian lawyers have offered to take the case for amounts ranging between $10-$15K. At his income, he's doesn't have the money.
He is a combat vet and purple heart recipient. Could drugs given to him in the field for serious injuries set a false positive months later? Can cocaine be absorbed through the skin if he handled materials with a coating of it? How does a guy who doesn't do coke test positive several times?
Anyone have any ideas of what he might do? Anyone know an attorney in the Ft bragg area or other resources he might use?