Navy E-5 Retained After Positive Urinalysis

Navy E-5 tested positive on a unit sweep urinalysis test. During our investigation, we uncovered numerous problems with the command’s urinalysis procedures, which we highlighted for the members at our client’s discharge board. In addition, we demonstrated through the testimony of a toxicologist that our client’s nanogram level was entirely consistent with the possibility of unknowing ingestion. Finally, we also presented evidence of our client’s actions on the day of the urinalysis that indicated his innocent state of mind. At the conclusion of the evidence, the members found that our client had committed NO MISCONDUCT and he was RETAINED in the U.S. Navy.