On July 16 the Supreme Judicial Court upheld a District Court judge’s order to confine a probationer who tested positive for fentanyl. The opinion by Associate Justice David Lowy rejected the defendant, Julie Eldred’s argument that that confining her for the drug relapse was unconstitutional.
Here are links to the opinion and the Boston Globe story.
Probation violations in the District Court http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1143137
Trying Drug Cases in Massachusetts http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1129097
Drug testing law, technology, and practice http://encore.socialaw.com/iii/encore/record/C__Rb1144853