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Inside the Law: Fake Urine Drug Test

June 13, 2018 - 3:15 am

By Amy E. Feldman, Judge Technology Solutions​

PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- Urine trouble. You're in trouble. 

An Ohio woman has been sentenced to 18 months in jail for tampering with evidence. The evidence-her own urine. 

The woman, who had to submit to drug tests as a condition of her probation, was worried she wouldn't pass the court-mandated drug test so she bought someone else's, whose urine also tested positive. 

They both failed the drug test. But is it a crime to buy urine? 

Worth noting that the first response should be EW. The second, yes. If you're going through cored ordered drug testing, using someone else's urine or synthetic urine is a crime, and one that often carries harsher penalties than failing the test honestly. 

But even if the drug test is for employment and not criminal, eighteen states have laws that ban the sale and purchase of synthetic urine, a crime often caught when the urine is an obvious fake, is the wrong temperature, or when drug test monitors catch the person cheating, at which point the person will need a new lawyer, a new job, and in the Ohio woman's case, better friends.