Jackson Simons places an oral swab in his mouth during an early morning visit to the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office 24/7 Sobriety Program on Friday. The local program began as an alternative to monitor alcohol offenses and has expanded to include testing for drugs. It’s being recognized as an example for the rest of the state.
Zack Bissett paced back and forth in the lobby of the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office waiting for the results of his oral swab drug test to come back.
A participant in the 24/7 Sobriety Program, the oral swab has become part of his daily morning routine. He has to come in every morning, stick the swab in his mouth for three minutes, then wait about 10 minutes for the results to come back.