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- Drug & Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program & Policy
The Drug Free Workplace Act of 1988 & Drug Free Schools and Communities Act Amendment of 1991 mandate that the University have a drug & alcohol abuse prevention program. The prevention program is comprised of the following components:
- Education and information about the dangers of drug abuse in the workplace and on University property will be disseminated through University newsletters, bulletin boards, special publications, and special programs to employees, faculty and students.
- Programs which address unlawfully controlled substance use, including personnel actions that may result from such violations, will be conducted and coordinated by the Human Resources Department and included in the Employee Handbook (employees) or by the Academics Department (students).
- Self-referrals, as well as supervisory referrals, to drug counseling and rehabilitation programs are available to employees and faculty members through the University’s Employee Assistance Program (Care24).
Grantham University recognizes that employees and students of the university may, in accordance with the federal, state and local laws, choose to use alcohol on their own time. The University will actively work to educate employees and students about alcohol and drugs and make help available for those who need it.
Using alcohol and other drugs carries risks. Alcohol and drugs impair your judgment, making you more likely to hurt yourself or others, to have trouble with the law, to do poorly at work and school, and to have relationship trouble. Alcohol and drugs also have specific health risks: they can damage major organs, increase your risk of cancers, and even cause death.
- Drug – any substance that has known mind or function altering effects on a person, including psychoactive substances prohibited or controlled by Federal and State laws.
- Prescribed Drug – any substance prescribed for use by the employee by a licensed medical practitioner.
To ensure a safe and productive work & learning environment, the following is prohibited from happening on University property or as part of any University activity:
- Unlawfully manufacturing, distributing, dispensing, possessing, or using controlled substances, or misusing or abusing prescribed or over-the-counter drugs;
- Having present in his/her body detectable levels of illegal drugs or alcohol while executing job duties during normal working hours;
- Violating any federal or state law relating to drugs;
- Consuming alcoholic beverages on University premises (rather owned or leased) or at a University-sponsored function unless so authorized by an executive officer of Grantham University.
Anyone violating this policy regarding alcohol and illegal drugs and/or controlled substances will be subject to disciplinary action up to and including termination (employee) or suspension and/or expulsion (student) in addition to referral for prosecution by local and federal authorities.
Students and employees must be aware that there are significant criminal penalties, under federal and state law, for the unlawful possession or distribution of alcohol and illegal drugs.
Missouri Law: Conviction for possession of illicit drugs results in up to 7 years imprisonment and a maximum fine of $5,000, unless the offense involves 35 grams or less of marijuana, which entails up to 1 year in prison and a fine of $1,000.
Federal Law: Conviction for the possession of illicit drugs results in 1 to 3 years imprisonment and a minimum fine of $1,000, unless the offense involves cocaine base (crack) which may carry mandatory imprisonment for 5 to 20 years.
The range of penalties under state and federal law for unlawful distribution of illicit drugs is summarized in Chart One.
The severity of the sanctions imposed for both possession and distribution offenses depends on the type of quality of drugs, prior conviction, and whether death or serious injury resulted. Sanctions may be increased for offenses which involve distribution to minors or occur on or near University premises. In addition, other federal laws require or permit forfeiture of personal or real property used to illegally possess, facilitate possession, transport or conceal a controlled substance. A person’s right to purchase a firearm or receive federal benefits, such as student loans, grants, contracts, or professional or commercial licenses, may also be revoked or denied as a result of a drug conviction.
Counseling & Treatment
The University encourages individuals with substance abuse problems to seek assistance.
Employees at Grantham University have a free resource through Care24. Employees are encouraged to speak with Human Resources for more information on who to contact for help.
Students of Grantham University are encouraged to seek help in their local area or through online programs and hotlines. Some examples are:
Federal Trafficking Penalties
|Cocaine (Schedule II)||500 – 4999 gms mixture||First Offense: Not less than 5 yrs, and not more than 40 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $2 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individualSecond Offense: Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual||5 kgs or more mixture||First Offense: Not less than 10 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 or more than life. Fine of not more than $4 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual.Second Offense: Not less than 20 yrs, and not more than life. If death or serious injury, life imprisonment. Fine of not more than $8 million if an individual, $20 million if not an individual.2 or More Prior Offenses: Life imprisonment|
|Cocaine Base (Schedule II)||5-49 gms mixture||50 gms or more mixture|
|Fentanyl (Schedule II)||40 – 399 gms mixture||400 gms or more mixture|
|Fentanyl Analogue (Schedule I)||10 – 99 gms mixture||100 gms or more mixture|
|Heroin (Schedule I)||100 – 999 gms mixture||1 kg or more mixture|
|LSD (Schedule I)||1 – 9 gms mixture||10 gms or more mixture|
|Methamphetamine (Schedule II)||5 – 49 gms pure or 50 – 499 gms mixture||50 gms or more pure or 500 gms or more mixture|
|PCP (Schedule II)||10 – 99 gms pure or 100 – 999 gms mixture||100 gm or more pure or 1 kg or more mixture|
|DRUG/SCHEDULE QUANTITY PENALTIES|
|Other Schedule I & II drugs (and any drug product containing Gamma Hydroxybutyric Acid)||Any amount||First Offense: Not more that 20 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than 20 yrs, or more than Life. Fine $1 million if an individual, $5 million if not an individual.Second Offense: Not more than 30 yrs. If death or serious injury, not less than life. Fine $2 million if an individual, $10 million if not an individual|
|1 gm or more|
|Other Schedule III drugs||Any amount||First Offense: Not more than 5 years. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.Second Offense: Not more 10 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if not an individual|
|Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)||30 to 999 mgs|
|All other Schedule IV drugs||Any amount||First Offense: Not more than 3 years. Fine not more than $250,000 if an individual, $1 million if not an individual.Second Offense: Not more than 6 yrs. Fine not more than $500,000 if an individual, $2 million if not an individual.|
|Flunitrazepam (Schedule IV)||Less than 30 mgs|
|All Schedule V drugs||Any amount||First Offense:Not more than 1 yr. Fine not more than $100,000 if an individual, $250,000 if not an individual.Second Offense: Not more than 2 yrs. Fine not more than $200,000 if an individual, $500,000 if not an individual.|
Federal Trafficking Penalties – Marijuana
|DRUG||QUANTITY||1st OFFENSE||2nd OFFENSE|
|Marijuana||1,000 kg or more mixture; or 1,000 or more plants||
|Marijuana||100 kg to 999 kg mixture; or 100 to 999 plants||
|Marijuana||more than 10 kgs hashish; 50 to 99 kg mixturemore than 1 kg of hashish oil; 50 to 99 plants||
|Marijuana||1 to 49 plants; less than 50 kg mixture||
|Hashish||10 kg or less|
|Hashish Oil||1 kg or less|