An American resident is accused of trying to fake his court-ordered drug test.
Police say the man, 25, on Jan. 11 tried to use someone else’s urine to pass a drug test after his status hearing on drug charges.
A summons was issued Friday for the defendant to appear before a judge. He was charged in Racine County Circuit Court Friday with a single felony count of bail jumping.
According to the criminal complaint, the man attended court on Jan. 11 for a status hearing for his September case. After the court date, the defendant reported to a drug testing lab for the drug test. After a staff member directed Puente to give a urine sample, the staffer instead saw a white tube with urine coming out of it.
The laboratory rejected the sample and asked the male for another one, but he walked out of the office instead.
If he’s convicted on the original charges, the defendant faces up to 22 years in prison and/or up to $70,000 in fines. The new charge carries a prison sentence of up to six years and/or up to $10,000 in fines.
A spokesperson for AlphaBiolabs said “This goes to show the lengths people will go to try and beat the system. Our drug testing procedure is complex and comprehensive. We train all our legal drug testing nurses on what to look out for when taking a sample and if they see anything out of the ordinary then the sample will be rejected.”
AlphaBiolabs are specialists at legally approved drug testing with a full chain of custody procedure in place.