Report: 55 Percent of Arrested Juveniles Tested Positive for Drugs

“In a study released to the news media September 6, 2012, it was reported that 55% of juveniles who were arrested in San Diego County tested positive for drugs. The study also discovered that 58 percent of adult males and 63 percent of adult females arrested also tested positive. Our schools need to place a greater emphasis on education and prevention inasmuch as those who use drugs have the highest incidence of other crimes, such as petty theft (shoplifting), DUI, vandalism, etc. Equally important is the sanctions imposed by the Courts, which should continue to place a greater focus upon intervention and sobriety, and perhaps use more creative incentive programs along with the standard support systems as part of the sentencing protocols.”

Sam Spital, Criminal Defense Lawyer