New firefighter drug testing expected after recent NY arrest

Institution arrives in wake of 6-year veteran Firefighter Justin R. Moran's charges for felony crack cocaine possession


By Lee Coleman
The Daily Gazette

SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. — The city Fire Department will start baseline drug tests for new hires in the near future and pursue random drug and alcohol testing for all firefighters, a city official said Wednesday.

The institution of drugs tests in the department comes in the wake of last month's arrest on drug charges of a six-year veteran firefighter. Justin R. Moran, 31, of Leonard Road in Saratoga Springs, was charged Feb. 9 with felony crack cocaine possession and endangering the welfare of a child because his two children, ages 3 and 1, were home at the time of his arrest.

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