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Three Perth police officers face the sack after their positive drug tests were confirmed.

The officers, two male and one female, were among 200 who were tested for drugs last week, with indicative results showing they had methylamphetamine and amphetamine in their systems.

The samples were sent to the ChemCentre for analysis, with Police Commissioner Karl O’Callaghan revealing the tests came after information was received about the trio.

He also said there was a “99.9 per cent” chance the officers, who had been stood down, would be fired if the analysis confirmed their drug use.

On Monday, a spokeswoman for Mr O’Callaghan said the analysis had been completed.

‘I am advised tests have confirmed the three officers tested positive to illicit substances,’ she said.

‘They will be subject to a loss of confidence process which is ultimately determined by the commissioner.’

The trio had reportedly attended the Stereosonic music festival the day before the tests.

Mr O’Callaghan also confirmed last week that one of the male officers had fatally shot a Staffordshire terrier dog named “Biggie” for behaving aggressively in Kinross last month, but had tested negative for illicit drugs the next day.

 


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