JAG Defense Uncovered Errors at Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory

Air Force E-4 took leave in Central America. Upon his return, he tested positive for cocaine on a random urinalysis. During our investigation of our client’s case, we uncovered numerous errors and oversights that occurred at the Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory on the same day that our client’s sample was tested. Further, we found that one of the Laboratory’s employees involved in testing our client’s sample was later found to be a marijuana user himself. At our client’s court-martial, we were able to elicit this information entirely upon cross-examination of the government’s witnesses. As such, when the government rested their case, we saw no need to present any evidence at all and our client did not even testify. Result: Client was found NOT GUILTY of the charge against him.