Law enforcement officers must get a suspect's consent or a search warrant before collecting a urine sample for drug analysis. That ruling was issued on Thursday, Feb. 22, by the South Dakota Supreme Court.
Justices overturned the conviction of a Huron man who was found guilty in 2015 and has already served his prison sentence. The defense attorney says the opinion effectively overturns a 1999 opinion that allowed officers to demand a urine sample from an unwilling subject.
SDPB's Victoria Wicks has this report.
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