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Attempt to cheat drug test fails
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A man who tried passing someone else’s urine as his own while wearing a homemade device has been hit with criminal charges after he was caught with the makeshift whizzanator by his probation officer.
The man, Gregory B. Hobbs, 53, is charged with falsifying a drug test result. He will face hearing March 7 before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke.
The charge was taken by his probation officer after Hobbs was allegedly caught in the act of trying to deceive the officer while taking a drug test during his visit to the probation office.
“During the meeting he was advised he would be providing a urine sample for detection of use of drugs,” revealed probation officer Clay Solomon.
While Hobbs was giving the sample, the probation officer noticed something unusual.
“He was found to be in possession of a device attached to his person by means of duct tape,” Solomon reported. “The device consisted of a homemade tube attached to a length of clear plastic tubing.”
Hobbs handed over his homemade device when he was confronted by the probation officer. He was required to retake the test, this time submitting his own urine. He failed as he tested positive for methamphetamine.