How does drug testing work?

Drug testing is done with a urine sample.

The test will be observed only by a same sex staff person.

Drug tests are scheduled Monday through Friday between 7:45 am to 11:45 am and 1 pm to 4 pm. If you report to the DCPS after 4pm the drug test may not be accepted. 

The drug test are random. You receive a text message in the morning of the day you must report to DCPS. The number of drugs tests are decided by the assigned social worker or the courts may impose a bail condition with the number of urine samples a client must provide.

If you are asked to do the drug testing program you are not allowed to use the following while in the program:

  • Synthetic Marijuana (K2 Spice)
  • Illegal drugs
  • Other people’s medicines
  • Codeine or other narcotics without a prescriptions 
  • CBD that contains THC (aka: Delta-8)


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1. What should I expect at a Pretrial Service's intake?
2. How long will a typical intake meeting last?
3. May I receive text reminders for court hearings and appointments?
4. What is GPS monitoring?
5. How do I get a GPS removed?
6. What is Remote Breath (RB)?
7. How does drug testing work?
8. How much does it cost to be on Pretrial Services supervision?
9. How can I find out if someone is in the Portage County Jail?
10. May I bring my children to court and/or meetings with Pretrial Services?
11. Why won’t court staff help me fill out a form or tell me how to proceed in my case?
12. How do I post bail?