Candoni cop tests positive for drug use, faces dismissal

ADMINISTRATIVE charges were filed against a member of Candoni Municipal Police Station who tested positive for illegal drugs in December 2020.

Police Lieutenant Abegael Donasco, spokesperson for the Negros Occidental Police Provincial Office (Nocppo), said of the five who underwent drug testing last year, the Candona policeman was the only one who tested positive.

Two confirmatory tests were also performed and both are still positive for illegal drugs.

Donasco said the cop who is a Police Corporal was already relieved from the Candoni Municipal Police Station and has been reassigned to the Regional Personnel Holding and Accounting Unit at Police Regional Office-Western Visayas in Camp Martin Delgado in Iloilo City.

She said the cop was restricted only at the police camp and is not allowed to go outside.

An additional five-day grace period was also given to the erring cop in order to provide an explanation as to why he had tested positive for illegal drugs.

Donasco added they are still continuing their investigation, and she affirmed that if found guilty, the erring cop could be dismissed from the service.


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