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What to do (and what not to do) when an inmate ingests drugs

There are some key steps correctional officers must take before medical personnel arrive

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Do you know what to do when you think someone in your custody has swallowed drugs to destroy evidence? In this tip, risk management expert and Lexipol co-founder Gordon Graham outlines the key steps correctional personnel should take, plus some actions to avoid.

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Gordon Graham has been actively involved in law enforcement since 1973. He spent nearly 10 years as a very active motorcycle officer while also attending Cal State Long Beach to achieve his teaching credential, USC to do his graduate work in Safety and Systems Management with an emphasis on Risk Management, and Western State University to obtain his law degree. In 1982 he was promoted to sergeant and also admitted to the California State Bar and immediately opened his law offices in Los Angeles.
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