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Woman Gets 18 Months for 'Bizarre' Urine Swap

The urine she borrowed tested positive for drugs
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 25, 2018 1:42 PM CDT
Use your own, people.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – An Ohio woman might want to ask some questions if she tries to borrow someone's urine again to pass a drug test. WTOV-TV reports 24-year-old Kiana Wallace was sentenced to 18 months in prison Monday, in eastern Ohio's Belmont County, for submitting a borrowed urine sample that tested positive for drugs. Wallace pleaded guilty earlier this month to attempted tampering with evidence.

Judge Frank Fregiato called the failed urine swap "bizarre" and told Wallace he wouldn't allow her to make a mockery of the drug and alcohol testing system. His incredulous quote in full: "Let me get this straight. To avoid the positive test with your own urine, you used someone else's urine which turned out to be positive also. That's bizarre." Records show Wallace was sentenced to six months in jail followed by probation in January 2017 for drug possession, reports the AP. Wallace's public defender declined to comment Tuesday.

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