Pot find prompts official to seek drug tests

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PHOENIX (AP) -- The chairman of the Arizona Corporation Commission wants his fellow commissioners to submit to drug tests because marijuana was found in the agency's offices.

The Arizona Capitol Times reports that Chairman Gary Pierce made the request during a staff meeting on Tuesday. The Republican says he'll be tested and wants commissioners' offices swept by a drug-sniffing dog.

A commission staffer found a small amount of a leafy substance in a bathroom located in a secured part of the building on July 7. Capitol Police were called and verified it was marijuana.

Two other Republican commissioners, Brenda Burns and Bob Stump, volunteered to let their offices be searched. The panel's two Democrats, Sandra Kennedy and Paul Newman, did not comment on Pierce's proposal.


Information from: Arizona Capitol Times, www.arizonacapitoltimes.com