Pulaski County Drug Testing May be Handled Locally

Pulaski County Commissioners Tracey Shorter, Kenneth Boswell, Michael Tiede

Retired State Trooper Cathy Fritz approached the Pulaski County Commissioners this week with a proposal to handle the county’s drug testing.  Currently, the CDL-licensed drivers are required by the state of to be tested for drug use, and Fritz says she is willing to handle this testing at a lower cost than the county’s current provider, Indiana Testing.

Fritz says the county will save money by having her handle it locally, because not only is she cheaper, but it would no longer be necessary to have the tests sent to Indianapolis.  Fritz also said that if the county does not wish her to perform the testing, she can simply handle the administration aspects of the drug testing and allow Indiana Testing to handle the rest.

The commissioners were unsure as to whether or not the county is under a contract with Indiana Testing, but they expressed interest in having the tests handled locally.  They requested an outline of her costs and other information, and asked that Fritz find out what departments in the county would be subject to drug testing and form a proposal to be presented at a later date.