Met officer sacked after testing positive for methamphetamines

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Metropolitan Police officer is dismissed after failing a drugs testing.

DC Stephen Proctor, attached to the South East Basic Command Unit, tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine use last April.


On April 20, DC Proctor was ordered to provide a urine sample as part of a drugs test with a reason why it was suspected he was using illegal substances.

Forensic examination of the sample confirmed the presence of trace amounts of methamphetamine and amphetamine, suggesting abuse.

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Methamphetamine is a class A drug in the UK and possession carries a maximum prison sentence of 7 years. The maximum punishment for possession of an amphetamine, a Class B drug, is 5 years.

Assistant Commissioner Helen Ball concluded that the officer had committed breach of trust for professional conduct at a malpractice hearing last Thursday and was dismissed from force without notice.

The DC Proctor will now be placed on the College of Policing’s barred list – meaning he cannot serve as a police officer or in many other related roles in the future.

Chief Superintendent Trevor Lowry, Commander of Policing in Greenwich, Lewisham and Bexley, said: “The actions of this former officer are incredibly disappointing and well below the rigid values ​​we at this BCU strive to maintain.

“Prompt and appropriate action was taken when it was suspected that he was using prohibited substances and as a result he has now been rightfully dismissed.

“Our communities deserve their best police officers and this kind of behavior has no place at the Met.”


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