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NYPD Cop: Positive Cocaine Test Caused by Coca Tea

February 19, 2011  | 

The New York Police Department isn't legally obligated to rehire a probationary NYPD officer who was terminated after he blamed his positive cocaine test on a cup of coca tea, reports the New York Daily News.

Alvaro Casado was fired by the NYPD in March. He challenged his termination, saying he likely tested positive because he drank Mate de Coca tea his girlfriend's mother gave him after he was in a car accident.

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motorcop7 @ 2/21/2011 1:41 PM

Unfortunately the city's "quantity over quality" policy is coming back to huant them, "again". Many candidates are not qualified either psychologically, or they have questionable pasts that are'nt throughly looked into, and those are the one that slip through the cracks or someone's turning the other cheek. Needless to say, there will be more stories like this one in the future!!!

Ridiculous @ 2/21/2011 5:44 PM

Granted this is completely plausbile, but I have to disagree with the guy who was performing oral sex on his girlfriend that was doing Cocaine. I have to say that is Ridiculous and IMO very poor judgement on his part for dating a woman who does cocaine. He needs to be gone, the other I dont know.

paita @ 2/27/2012 7:45 AM

coca is not cocaine.The final product form of cocatea cannot be conscider'd a pre-cursor to anything.The coca leaf has no chemical formula even close to any cocaine formula's .Finally the test methods themselves actual make cocaine at a molecular level for testing,so they made it in the test method,then turned around and blamed this cop,wrong all wrong.This poor soul drank a cup of tea,legal in all states,tea.But because some stupid judge knows nothing about the true chemistry involved in cocaine illicit products,she has just screw'd this man for life,over a cup of tea,wow,thats really justice isn't it???paita

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