Busay barangay captain surprised at being found positive for illegal drug use
CEBU CITY—A village chief was surprised when he was tested positive for illegal drug use.
Amilo Lopez, chairman of Barangay Busay, was the only one found positive among the 60 village chiefs who undertook the drug tests during the assembly of the Association of Barangay Councils (ABC) last Thursday.
He learned about the result from Dr. Alice Utlang, chief of Cebu City Office for Substance Abuse Prevention (COSAP) that administered the drug test.
And he could not believe the results, which would still be subjected to confirmatory tests.
“I felt the world fell on me. Why would I test positive?” he added.
Lopez said the only drugs he was taking were for his hypertension and heart problem.
Lopez said he started taking his maintenance medicines in December last year after he was hospitalized for four days.
He was also taking multivitamins but never drugs.
“Even if I will be meted with the death penalty, I am not scared because I am not guilty,” he added.
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