Trying to pass off another person’s pee as his own will cost a Rock Island man five days in jail after he was caught in the act of trying to falsify his urine test.
The man, Michael E. Lattimore, 33, entered a guilty plea before General Sessions Judge Bill Locke to the charge of falsifying a drug test. He was directed to serve five days of an 11-month, 29-day sentence and must perform 48 hours public service work.
His jail time comes after he showed up at the parole office where he was scheduled to take a urine test to check for drug usage. However, the parole officer noticed something was amiss when Lattimore got ready to provide the urine test.
“During that time he was discovered to have in his underwear a plastic container that contained a liquid believed to be urine that belonged to someone else,” said state parole officer Todd Ray.
After being caught with the fraudulent urine, Lattimore was directed to provide a sample of his own urine, which he did.
“The test resulted in him showing positive for THC (marijuana) and Buprenorphine (used to treat opium addiction),” Ray said.
His five days in jail is in addition to any time he owes in Warren and DeKalb counties and to any violation of parole that might rise out of his new charges.