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CPS can take a child away from the parents if, after investigation, they find that it is in the child's best interests to do so. Typically, they would have some evidence of drug use other than just an anonymous tip. If a parent refuses to take a drug test, that can tend to suggest that they have something to hide, and may be a factor in CPS's decision. If they believe that the child is not safe in the home, they will remove the child until they feel better. For that reason, it is often in a parent's best interests to comply with CPS and provide a sample for a drug test, if he has nothing to hide.
Filing a false police report or false allegations of child abuse
is a crime in many areas. If someone maliciously filed false charges against you, and you can find out who it was, you may have a case against them once CPS concludes that your child is in no danger and closes the investigation.
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