Several thousand North Carolina welfare applicants have been screened since drug testing began in August. Of those, 89 were ordered to take tests, and 21 of them tested positive.
Several thousand North Carolina welfare applicants have been screened since drug testing began in August. Of those, 89 were ordered to take tests, and 21 of them tested positive. News & Observer file photo JIM BOUNDS
Several thousand North Carolina welfare applicants have been screened since drug testing began in August. Of those, 89 were ordered to take tests, and 21 of them tested positive. News & Observer file photo JIM BOUNDS

North Carolina begins drug tests for welfare applicants

February 10, 2016 06:32 AM