[(1) A sample of urine or a non-intimate sample may be taken from a person in police detention for the purpose of ascertaining whether he has any specified Class A drug in his body if[—
(a) either the arrest condition or the charge condition is met;
(b) both the age condition and the request condition are met; and
(c) the notification condition is met in relation to the arrest condition, the charge condition or the age condition (as the case may be)].
[(1A) The arrest condition is that the person concerned has been arrested for an offence but has not been charged with that offence and either—
(a) the offence is a trigger offence; or
(b) a police officer of at least the rank of inspector has reasonable grounds for suspecting that the misuse by that person of a specified Class A drug caused or contributed to the offence and has authorised the sample to be taken.]
(2) [The charge condition is either]—
(a) that the person concerned has been charged with a trigger offence; or
(b) that the person concerned has been charged with an offence and a police officer of at least the rank of inspector, who has reasonable grounds for suspecting that the misuse by that person of any specified Class A drug caused or contributed to the offence, has authorised the sample to be taken.
[(3) The age condition is—
(a) if the arrest condition is met, that the person concerned has attained the
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