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.

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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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