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Drug Testing


Zero Tolerance Policy

Zero Tolerance policy is in effect relative to illicit drug use for all offenders in this district. Any instance of illegal drug use is reported to the jurisdictional authority (Court, U.S. Parole Commission).


Illegal drug use jeopardizes your status. Use of drugs that are not prescribed could result in incarceration.



Random urine screens may be collected from you during the term of supervision.


It is required officers conduct a minimum of one urine screen per year in all supervision cases.


Urine screens will be conducted when there is suspicion of illicit drug use, alcohol abuse, or if the officer feels there is a need for one.


Breath alcohol screening tests may also be conducted along with a urine screen.


If unable to provide a sample at the time of the request, your officer may allow to you to wait in the waiting area until you can submit one. If unable to provide one in the allotted time frame, your results may be written up as a "stall."


Stall - to delay, especially by evasion or deception, to prolong or to put off.


Once able to submit a sample, you will be required to notify the receptionist so she may be able to contact an officer to respond to you quickly.


If coming in for a scheduled urinalysis, please come prepared.



Code-A-Phone is a random urinalysis system that requires participants to call the hotline on a daily basis, listen for a designated number and report into the required location on the specified day for submission. You are to remember your designated number to ensure you report on the proper day.


If you are placed on Code-A-Phone through the Cleveland Office, please follow the instructions below:


You are to call the Probation Office at 216-357-7300 and hit option # 3 between the hours of 5:15 p.m and 8:00 a.m. Sunday - Thursday. You will not be able to reach the Code-A-Phone message during business hours.


If your number is recited, this means you are required to come into the office for submission between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on the designated day. (If your Probation Officer is not in the office that day, you will see a Duty Officer for submission.)


Failure to Comply with the above instructions constitutes a violation of supervision and will be reported to the court or parole commission.


All other clients placed on Code-A-Phone with a contract agency, please follow instructions as provided by your probation officer or that agency.


Thank you for your cooperation.