Attorney General Edwin Meese, reinforcing the administration's assault against drug users, said Tuesday he would "like to see the day where every person arrested is subjected to a urine test, which can then be used for several purposes, first of all to decide whether or not that person is eligible" for release, Meese said.

Meese made his remarks during an address before the National Conference on Crime sponsored by the U.S. Conference of Mayors. In response to reporters' questions after his remarks, Meese said his idea is "certainly a part of our user accountability strategy that is being developed at the present time."Asked whether such a policy would conflict with individual constitutional rights, Meese firmly said, "No."