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Davis County takes over drug tests for offenders

LAYTON — The random tests for drug-court offenders didn't look so random.

The Davis County sheriff's office took over the testing program earlier this month over allegations that an employee at a private company doing the work was tipping off defendants about upcoming tests.

Now questions are being raised about possible false positives for Oxycontin coming out of tests using the sheriff's equipment.

Davis County Chief Deputy Bob Yeaman says he's verifying the results with an Arizona lab for the sake of accuracy.

Yeaman says because some past test results were discarded, those drug-court participants no longer face allegations of violating the terms of probation.