Case DISMISSED. Tech Sergeant Continues Service With Texas National Guard.
October 5, 2022, U.S. vs. E-6, United States Air Force, Texas National Guard. Tech Sergeant in the Air Force tests positive for THC and immediately retains Mr. Gapasin to represent her. Like many Guardsmen in similar circumstances, she faces likely separation from her unit despite the legalization of cannabis and THC in most States. Gapasin immediately prepares and submits a statement on her behalf emphasizing his client's duty performance and good military character. He submits affidavits from several character witnesses as well as family members focusing on her devotion to the National Guard and her overall character. Mr. Gapasin also references the likelihood of innocent ingestion of the substance, which were unknowingly provided to his client due to physical ailments his client was dealing with shortly before the urinalysis. RESULT: Case DISMISSED. Gapasin's client is allowed to continue her service with the Texas National Guard.