Think Progress: States spend millions to drug test the poor, turn up few positive results by Josh Isreal (“They spent $1.3 million to find just 369 drug users.”)
My own state: Arkansas Times: State spends $30,000 drug testing TANF recipients for drugs, nabs 2 by Leslie Newell Peacock:
In Arkansas, there were 3,040 applicants for TANF in 2016 after the legislation passed in 2015. Only six people were tested. Two came back positive. Cost: $30,243.