The Drug Patch is a continuous drug monitoring tool that will test for and detect amphetamines, opiates, cocaine, PCP, and marijuana. This is a 24 hour a day, continuous, tamper proof drug test. The individual ordered to wear the Drug Patch will do so for 10-12 days at a time. Any attempt to remove or tamper with the patch will be evident upon removal. The Drug Patch will then be removed and replaced by trained, certified staff. The Drug Patch removed will be immediately sealed in an airtight transport bag with a Chain of Custody tracker. It will be mailed with the Chain of Custody form to a toxicologist to be tested for the presence of the above listed drugs. Results will be available within 3-5 days.
Offender Paid Program
This program is an offender paid program, much like our SCRAM alcohol monitoring program. We are able to respond to the jails to install the Drug Patch prior to release, if so ordered by the Courts.
The cost to the offender is a one-time installation fee of $25.00 and a daily monitoring fee of $10.00.
The Courts in the First Judicial Circuit have been using the Drug Patch since December 2011. Judges of Duval and St. Johns County have also approved the use of the Drug Patch. We are now ready to offer this product as a tool that can be used for pretrial or sentencing in Orange County as well. We believe that this technology will fill the void for accurate continuous drug use monitoring and work toward making our community a safer place.
To register call The Florida Safety Council at 407-897-4431.