TTC employees test positive for cocaine, opioids, weed and more: report

Feb 28 2019, 1:51 pm

Results are in for the random drug trials that the TTC announced it would be implementing in spring of 2017.

According to a report, a total of 82 employees were non-compliant or refused to test under the random program from May 8, 2017 to December 31, 2018.

During the same period, 4,299 employees (98.1%) tested under the random program were compliant.

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The document states that of the test results that were positive for drugs, 20% were for cocaine and 7% were for opioids.

An additional 2% were amphetamines, 9% were alcohol, and 62% were cannabis.

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This news comes out shortly after Metrolinx, another major source of public transit in the city, updated policies to ban some employees from using cannabis off-duty.

The next quarterly update will be provided in the May 2019 CEO’s Report.