A Waukegan man tried bringing purchased urine, which he thought was clean, to pass his court-ordered drug test, the sheriff’s office said. The urine tested positive for cocaine.
Jerrold Hayes, 53, of the 900 block of Woodlawn Avenue in Waukegan, was charged with defrauding a drug and alcohol screening test.
Hayes was required to provide a urine sample at the Lake County Courthouse as a condition of bail for an ongoing criminal case, according to Lake County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Chief Christopher Covelli.
While providing the sample on Tuesday, the drug screener saw Hayes placing urine, not from his body, in the screening container.
The Lake County Sheriff’s Office Court Emergency Response Team (CERT) was requested to investigate the incident, Covelli said.
After further investigation, the CERT deputy found that Hayes purchased supposedly clean urine from an individual prior to his screening.
He believed the urine was clean but did not realize it contained cocaine, Covelli said.
Hayes was arrested and charged.
He remains held in the Lake County Jail on a $150,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Wednesday.