SD Supreme Court: Routine Collection Of Urine Samples Requires Consent or Warrant

Feb 22, 2018

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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