A novel drug-screening system, consisting of paper spray-MS (PS-MS) and a CE-ESI-MS method was developed. This system can be easily switched either to PS-MS for rapidly screening samples or to the traditional CE-ESI-MS method for separation and to obtain detailed mass spectral information, while sharing the same mass spectrometer. In the former case, when a sharp (15°-tip) chromatography paper was used, the optimized distance from the paper tip to the mass inlet was 7.7 mm, whereas the optimized distance for the CE-ESI tip was ∼13.5 mm. Using 4-chloroamphetamine as a model compound, the LODs for PS-MS and CE-ESI-MS were determined to ∼0.1 and 0.25 ppm, respectively. Comparisons of results obtained using PS-MS and CE-ESI-MS and the experimental conditions are described.