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Reno Municipal Court Opens New Drug Screening Lab

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The Reno Municipal Court has a new drug screening lab.

The court’s new analyzer can run 54 urine samples at a time, testing for 11 different drugs or alcohol.

The lab opened November 4, 2015 and will enable the court to better test those in drug treatment courts.

“If you are ‘dirty,’ we are going to catch you,” said Judge Dorothy Nash Holmes.

Nevada law mandates random testing for all specialty courts as a condition of receiving state funding.

The court plans to reach out to other courts to see if they want to send drug court clients to test locally, for a nominal fee.

“We feel obligated to share this technology with other local courts because we are all working to help end addiction in our community,” Holmes said.

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