Airmen who tested positive for heroin were only taking cold medicine, prosecutors say

The China Post
Date: August 7, 2017
By: The China Post

All 10 Air Force servicemen who tested positive for heroin in March had gotten a


false reading triggered by cold medications, prosecutors said on Monday.
The finding was confirmed in tests using their hair samples, prosecutors said.

In March, the Air Force ran urine tests on all 2,555 service members at the Taichung Ching Chuan Kang Air Force after 53 packets of heroin were discovered on the airbase late February.

Traces of heroin were found in 10 urine samples. The 10 servicemen involved all denied taking illegal drugs and instead blamed cold medication taken before the test, providing proof such as doctor visit and medication records.    [FULL  STORY]

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