Black Township started mandatory testing earlier this month. Trustee Lindsay Suits says they're the first township in Indiana to make the requirement. Suits also says the screenings will not only help battle the area's drug problems, it'll also make them better prepared for the workforce, and less likely to ask for aid in the future.
"Sometimes helping in saying we need to get you ready for employment," she says. "The first step to that's breaking their dependency to drugs and, if they are, they're more likely to rely on the taxpayer."
Suits says more than 35 people have applied for aid this year, but that 30% of applicants have tested positive.