Four employees at the Department of Public Works have tested positive for using illicit drugs.
A total of 200 employees were tested at the request of DPW director Glenn Leon Guerrero.
“We want to send a message that this is a zero-tolerance agency, illegal drugs have no place here,” Leon Guerrero said. “We’re taking proactive measures to ensure we are drug free. Consider the work we do. We drive students to and from school. We operate and maintain heavy equipment, and we have people who oversee safety in buildings and on our roads. We want to ensure that employees’ abilities are not diminished, which would compromise the safety of all of our employees and the clients we serve.”
DPW is awaiting the results of more tests conducted on its own. Officials say administrative action will be taken on he four that came back with positive results.
The mass drug test followed a drug sweep at the Upper Tumon compound in early June after the departments heads had been tipped off that drugs were being brought onto the property.
A GPD dog led officers to a car where they found a bag with the drug ICE. The owner of the car who was also a DPW employee was arrested. Francis Dungca was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
Governor Eddie Calvo and Lt. Governor Ray Tenorio have called for more frequent random drug tests at government agencies.