A man who tried to beat a urine test using a homemade device has been released on time-served.
The man, Gregory B. Hobbs, 53, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of using a device to falsify a drug test. He was given an 11-month, 29-day sentence but released on 28 days, time-served.
The charges were taken by his probation officer after he caught him in the act of trying to smuggle urine into the drug test.
“During the meeting he was advised that 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 meth.