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Chrysler workers caught using drugs on break

by Bill Cawthon on

A trio of workers at a Chrysler Group facility have been arrested on suspicion using drugs during their lunch breaks.

According to Lieutenant Robert Honey of a special Michigan State Police team assigned to Macomb County, the employees, all of whom work at the Jefferson North Plant, have not been formally charged. Law enforcement officers, working on information supplied by Chrysler Group, observed the workers and made the arrests. Chrysler last month received a tip about illegal drug use by employees and turned the information over to authorities.

A company statement said, “In this instance, Chrysler Group cooperated with the County of Macomb Enforcement Team in the arrest of suspected employees at Jefferson North who were allegedly in violation of state law. The safety and security of all Chrysler Group employees is our first priority.”

Bill Cawthon grew up in the auto industry in the 1950s. His Dad worked for Chrysler and Bill spent a number of Saturdays down on the plant floor at Dodge Main in Hamtramck. Bill is also the U.S. market correspondent for just-auto.com, a British auto industry publication, and a member of the Texas Auto Writers Association, which has named the Jeep Grand Cherokee the “SUV of Texas” several times and named the Ram 1500 as the “Truck of Texas” two years running.

Bill has owned five Plymouths (including the only 1962 “Texan”), one Dodge and one Chrysler and is still trying to figure out how to justify a Wrangler. He also has owned at least one of every 1:87 scale model of a Chrysler product. You can reach him directly at (206) 888-7324 or by using the form.


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