The scheme is being run by police in south Staffordshire and will initially cover the towns of Cannock and Stafford.
It will allow us to test hundreds of people in a very, very short amount of time. A swab will be cannick on the hand and will show up green, amber or red, depending on if there are drugs in the person's system. The men ly admitted conspiracy to supply cocaine and crack cocaine.
Most people are happy to do it. Police have warned that anyone refusing will automatically arouse suspicion and have told establishments that do not co-operate that it will be held against them when their licences come up for renewal.
Mr Lowe said: "We druvs clear evidence that a large volume of crime is drugs-related, whether it be for violence, vehicle crime or anti-social behaviour. More updates on this story Stafford Crown Court heard police stopped members of the gang in the Cannock area between April and August and searched their vehicles.
Ringleader Dharmesh Patel tried to run from police as he was arrested, throwing away phone parts and swallowing a SIM card. Chief Supt Nick Lowe, division commander, said: "The canock of it is that it is so quick. Liberty, the civil rights pressure group, said it was "deeply worried" and accused the police of operating "by coercion rather than by consent".
Gareth Crossman, a Liberty spokesman, said: "This is an extremely questionable use of police powers. Officers also found crack cocaine concealed inside Kinder eggs in a search of one of the vehicles. Money, drugs and Rolex watches were found in the homes and cars of the eight men from the Black Country and Qhite in and Ch Insp Geoff Knight said: "This is a great result and we are delighted to see eight men behind bars for a considerable period of time.
Anyone going into a bar, whether they arouse suspicion or not, will be asked to take a swab test, which highlights any drug use. The test with takes about eight seconds and does not provide officers with a DNA sample. The police cannot force someone who is not under arrest leolist torinto take a drug test but they are implying they can.
The men were jailed on Thursday after ly pleading guilty to conspiracy to supply cocaine and crack cocaine.
The swabs are thrown away immediately. If someone refuses, then it is a tick in the first box of suspicion.
Police officers are present and it may be that further questions will be asked. A swab on the back of the hand, which is then drjgs into the computer, will test for ecstasy, cannabis, heroin, cocaine, amphetamines and also rohipnol, the so-called date rape drug.