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UPDATE: Harrison County Considers Field Drug Training for Officers

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The Harrison County Prosecuting Attorney's Office is still looking into the Field Investigation Drug Officer Program through Glenville Sate College.

This would allow law enforcement to positively test for marijuana locally, instead of sending it to the State Police lab in Charleston.

It can take more than three months for results to come back.

Prosecutor Joe Shaffer said so far he's found no evidence of the program being used in the states of West Virginia.

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Harrison County Commission is considering field drug training for officers in the county.

The "National Institute of Justice Field Investigation Drug Officer" course would allow officers to test for marijuana in Harrison County instead of sending samples to Charleston.

County commission said this would speed up testing and reduce jail costs.

The course is run through Glenville State College.

Commission is awaiting a recommendation from Prosecutor Joe Shaffer.

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