New Prison Drug Test for Suboxone Has Smugglers Scrambling

Inmates in the county correctional facility in Doylestown, Pennsylvania have always been subject to random drug tests, especially inmates with work release privileges who leave the jail to go to their jobs. But those tests didn’t pick up every illicit substance, including Suboxone.

Prisoners knew the drug was undetectable, said Director of Corrections William Plantier, and were cashing in, charging $20 to $30 a dose on the prison black market. Beginning in January, the facility will start using a new test that screens for 13 drugs, including Suboxone.

Source: – December 15, 2011