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Mayors, vice mayors to undergo random drug testing

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MAYORS, vice mayors and the executive director of the Mayors’ Council of Guam will go through random drug testing starting next week.

Noting the importance of reaffirming constituents' confidence in their elected officials, Piti Mayor Ben Gumataotao made the suggestion to start random drug tests among village mayors at the MCOG regular meeting two weeks ago.

The mayor's suggestion follows legislative-wide drug testing earlier this month, prompted by the arrest of Christopher Carillo, legislative staff member, who is facing charges of drug importation and possession.

“I’m glad he (Gumataotao) brought it up and suggested we get drug tested so people won’t have any [doubts] in their mind that the mayors are not into drugs,” said Agana Heights Mayor Paul McDonald, MCOG president.

Should any of the mayors or vice mayors test positive, McDonald said they would go through government of Guam procedures for rehabilitation.

Fees for the tests will be paid for by MCOG funds.

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