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18 GPA staffers test positive for drugs

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by Sabrina Salas Matanane

Guam - 18 people at the Guam Power Authority have tested positive for drugs - and they all work for the same division. Last week the entire Transmission and Distribution Division in Dededo was placed under lockdown and tested for illicit drugs, with close to 100 employees having been tested.

Some of those results were released today and KUAM News has confirmed 18 tested positive. GPA spokesperson Art Perez said, "If from what I understand per our HR administrator, this is the first time they are afforded by law to go to a drug rehab program administered by Mental Health and then during the year they are in the program they are subject to periodic testing just to make sure that they are on track, if this is the second positive then the administrative policy directs they be subject for termination."

Sources tell KUAM News that on the day of the test, drugs and drug paraphernalia were discarded on the Dededo property. This was just the first batch of results, with more results pending.

GPA's Transmission and Distribution Division is the division responsible for operating and maintaining the facilities that deliver electrical power generated by the power plants to GPA's customers. There are five sections: Overhead Lines, Underground Lines, Substation, Meter and Relay Shop, and T&D Administration. .

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