State, county, and local police conducted a drug search with six K-9 unit dogs last Wednesday (Aug. 23) on the grounds of Damon Motor Coach, a division of Damon Corp. in Elkhart, Ind.
According to a press release, Damon requested the drug-detecting dogs search their parking lots following a reminder to employees of the company’s drug and alcohol policy. Damon also informed workers it would be taking aggressive steps to ensure a workplace free of drugs and alcohol.
Units from the Elkhart County sheriff’s department and the municipalities of Elkhart, Goshen and Millersburg, as well as the Indiana State Police, were involved in the search.
Police officers and drug-detecting dogs spent close to three hours inspecting vehicles, turning up six inquiries.
“We feel that our employees desire and deserve a drug-free workplace,” said Laurie Hover, a Damon Human Resources spokesperson. “We are committed to providing a safe working environment. For this reason, we plan to continue taking preventive measures to ensure that Damon Corporation is drug-free.”
Damon Corp. is a subsidiary of Thor Industries Inc., Jackson Center, Ohio.