I suspect Lola will be around for a while longer, mostly because becoming a registered magistrate takes a long time and nobody in their right mind would drive all the way out here to take a job that I'm sure pays less than being a magistrate somewhere larger. (Err, kind of like me being the librarian out here for significantly below the going rate in Nearby City . . . but being the only employee, having free rein over my library, and being a mentor to the kids is worth it.) They also don't really need her full-time, so it's just as well she comes in late or not at all . . . if only they could get her to schedule her "sick days" so they could just assign her 10 hours a week and be done with it.
Despite this being a very small town, I know the police officers are frustrated at how bad the drug problem is out here. Drug dealers from Nearby City know the police force is NOT round-the-clock here, so apparently there are frequent midnight drug deals. Combine that with the 50% high school drop-out rate for this town and a historically poor area, and well, you have a town culture where drugs are largely ignored. The more I think about it, the more I suspect one of the employees may have a drug problem (probably Lola or the maintenance guy, who is very nice but wouldn't surprise me at all if he smoked marijuana on occasion), and this is the town's way of dealing with it in a hands-off manner.
ETA: because there are only six of us, requiring drug tests "only from the people with outdoors jobs" or "only from office staff" would pretty much point a finger at the culprit. Maybe they'll be "random" like "Well we COULD ask any of you, but we're just happening to ask this one person we suspect . . ."