Well nothing gets the party going like drug swabs!
A nightclub in Lincolnshire is complying with police authorities by implementing drug itemiser machines at club entrances. The machine tests patrons for illegal substances with a cost-effective hand swab method.
Circle Nightclub is the first to use the machines as part of Operation Waiver, an initiative that’s expected to expand to other venues and cities.
Licensing Sergeant Kim Enderby explains the system:
The machine reads the swabs and indicates if there has been any contact with illegal drugs. The machine is calibrated to test for a wide cross section of drugs widely in use including Cocaine, Ecstasy and Amphetamine. Those who tested positive were spoken to by the local officers and if the grounds were established, they would be searched under the misuse of drugs act.
Swabs are also administered inside the club, to detect possible hot spots for drug use, Enderby says:
Prior to the operation we swabbed all the public areas inside the nightclub, so the management were aware of the locations within the club where illegal drugs had been used. With this information they are able to put pro-active steps in place to deter similar activity occurring.
According to the report, the new drug swab system at Circle Nightclub has been positive, and most club-goers are “happy to be swabbed.”