Texas DPS Controlled Substance Testing Manual

Just got this in last week. It includes the testing procedures for controlled substances. In your typical dope case the DPS lab sends a short one page summary of the results of their testing. ADA’s never think to question the veracity of these results. The assumption is that the lab did everything right, and the dope is dope. If you want to even try to second guess DPS lab work here is the place to start.

Texas DPS Controlled Substance Testing Manual

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  1. DeeDee says:

    Thank you for the link above. I was a truck driver from 1998 to 2001 and ran team with my husband that we later found out was diagnosed with multiple personalities (and I am not kidding). So, to say the least, My life as a truck driver was not the best. I enjoyed seeing the country and we didn’t haul just regular freight and were in some interesting places. But, I couldn’t sleep and 2 1/2 years, I was at my limit. I got off the truck and became a legal secretary and for the most part, have been since Feb. 2001. Started in Washington, DC and transfered to Dallas and love it here. At one point, I had a rough time and left the firm I was working at and took a couple of months off and (we were actually divorced but he convinced me to go back out on the road with him. We hauled equipment for an entertainment company and were on tour with Rascal Flatts and Jason Aldean. This is the part that relates to the above link. I have serious back issues and take hydrocodone off and on for pain. We were in Canada in February (freezing). I had told everyone that we were not getting off the main interstates in Canada even if it meant we were going 100 miles out of route. Well, someone over my head decided to put us on a small two lane road, it was snowing, you couldn’t see the road. I hit the lip which were large on the right and over corrected and laid the baby down as easily as possible on the left. Biggest damage was that I took the mirror off. They fired me which was fine. I was out there for all the wrong reasons. I am working for a firm in town that I won’t mention by name but is known for being a sweat shop. I decided to go back to school and am only a week into it and am really not sure I am going to be able to handle both. I am thinking about going back out on the road. There are things that I really miss. I have a friend that wants me to run team with him. He has someone that pulls everything for him. She’s going to pull everything tomorrow. I am VERY curious to see if the accident even shows up since it was in Canada, they never wrote me a ticket or anything, however, the hydrocodone did show in my urine sample.

    I do have one question. I have “heard” that some of these medications can be taken if they are required by your doctor. Do you know if that’s true? In addition to the hydrocodone, the doctor’s got me on adderall and xanax. All of these I could probably do without if necessary, but if I can have the doctor write a letter (which I will end up writing) and have him sign that they are necessary, would TXDOT accept that? Have you ever run into that question? If not, I can call and ask them directly.

    I love working law, I just hate the office politics and having to worry who is watching me and worrying about that rather than just being able to do my job.

    I’m sure you’ve never driven truck, but to not have a boss within 100 miles of you of true freedom, can’t get a signal on your cell really does work!!!!

    Again, thanks and let me know if you know anything else. Stress is the need for most of those medications and I know the answer to getting rid of them. So, I just need to do it.

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