​A nightclub has implemented drug itemiser machines to test for illegal substances

AnightclubinLincolnshireiscooperatingwithlocalauthoritiesonanewcampaignthatputsdrugitemisermachinesattheclubentrancesinordertotestpatronsforillegalsubstances. EveryonewhoenteredtheCircleNightclubhadtheirhandsswabbedandtestedbytheitemisermachines.ThevenueisthefirstintheareatousethemachinesaspartOperationWaiver,aninitiativeimplementedbylocalauthoritiesthatissettoexpandtoothervenuesinthecityoverthenextfewmonths. LicensingSergeantKimEnderbyexplainedhowthesystemworks: “Themachinereadstheswabsandindicatesiftherehasbeenanycontactwithillegaldrugs.ThemachineiscalibratedtotestforawidecrosssectiondrugswidelyinuseincludingCocaine,EcstasyandAmphetamine.Thosewhotestedpositivewerespokentobythelocalficersandifthegroundswereestablished,theywouldbesearchedunderthemisusedrugsact.” Thedrugswabsalsotookplaceinsidethevenue,accordingtoEnderby: “Priortotheoperationweswabbedallthepublicareasinsidethenightclub,sothemanagementwereawarethelocationswithintheclubwhereillegaldrugshadbeenused.Withthisinformationtheyareabletoputpro-activestepsinplacetodetersimilaractivityoccurring.” Apparentlytheoperationwaspositiveandpatronswere“happytobeswabbed”. Via:]

- by FaizanWilliamson