DRE Checklist, Step 8: Examination of Muscle Tone
A Drug Recognition Expert (DRE) must follow a checklist that breaks down into twelve components. The next few blogs will examine each step in detail.
Step 8: Examination of Muscle Tone
The DRE will examine the subject's muscles by "working" them. The reason for this is because some drugs will cause the muscles to be very flaccid and rubbery such as depressants. CNS stimulants and hallucinogens cause a rigid, stiff, or tense feeling in the muscle.
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Source: A training manual for the Drug Evaluation and Classification Program
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