A New Mexico woman who allegedly faked a prescription to hoodwink her probation officer after failing a drug test said she failed it because of “medical meth.” Authorities arrested and charged Ginger Sharpe, 34, with additional counts of forgery and identity theft after she pleaded guilty to forgery charges in 2017, the Albuquerque Journal reported.When Sharpe tested positive for drugs in February, she allegedly told her probation officer her doctor prescribed her methamphetamine and showed them a pill bottle with a label that read “methamphetamine 5 mg tablets.” She told the parole officer that a doctor in Farmington prescribed her the illegal drug, but the officer did not buy her excuse, KOB 4 News reported.Authorities said the “fuzzy lettering” on the falsified pill label led them to believe the prescription was fake. Police say Sharpe was charged with identity theft because falsifying her doctor’s name could have caused damage to … [Read more...] about New Mexico Woman Blames ‘Medical Meth’ for Failed Drug Test
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LARGO — A Clearwater man will get a new trial after he was represented by a lawyer whose behavior in court last month caught the attention of a judge who ordered him to take a drug test.On Feb. 13, Derrick Floyd, 32, was on trial for several felony charges, including trafficking in oxycodone and hydromorphone, cocaine possession, marijuana possession, and fleeing and eluding police.JUDGE TO LAWYER: ‘I am very concerned that you have conducted this trial high’ After the jury found Floyd guilty, Pinellas Circuit judge Chris Helinger questioned his lawyer, Tobias Pardue, about what she called "bizarre" behavior in the courtroom. In court records, Helinger noted that Pardue was making snorting sounds and resting his head on the lectern while questioning witnesses. He also made remarks to the jury about evidence that was never submitted in the trial and left the courthouse during jury deliberations without the judge’s permission.Helinger ordered Pardue to take a drug … [Read more...] about Client of Pinellas lawyer ordered to take a drug test will get a new trial
Saul "Canelo" Alvarez during a press conference for his upcoming fight, at Microsoft Square in Los Angeles, Calif., Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018. Erik Verduzco Las Vegas Review-Journal @Erik_Verduzco It’s as simple as some basketball coach selling rump roasts out of his car in Lithuania: If a positive drug test for the banned substance Clenbuterol doesn’t earn Canelo Alvarez a suspension and postponement of his May 5 rematch against Gennady Golovkin at T-Mobile Arena, then it’s really not a drug test at all. It’s a joke. It’s a test simply to tell the public you’re administering one. I thought the year’s only meat story worth noting would be that nutty Virginijus Šeškus, who coaches brothers LiAngelo and LaMelo Ball at Prienu Vytautas while offering a full service deli from his trunk after practice each day. But then it was announced Monday that Alvarez, training for his unified middleweight world title match against Golovkin, tested … [Read more...] about If ‘Canelo’ Alvarez isn’t suspended, label those drugs tests a joke
Published: Mar 5, 2018, 11:53 am • Updated: Mar 5, 2018, 5:32 pm By Rebecca Greenfield and Jennifer Kaplan, Bloomberg Employers are struggling to hire workers in tightening U.S. job market. Marijuana is now legal in nine states and Washington, D.C., meaning more than one in five American adults can eat, drink, smoke or vape as they please. The result is the slow decline of pre-employment drug tests, which for decades had been a requirement for new recruits in industries ranging from manufacturing to finance. As of the beginning of 2018, Excellence Health Inc., a Las Vegas-based health care company with around 6,000 employees, no longer drug tests people coming to work for the pharmaceutical side of the business. The company stopped testing for marijuana two years ago. “We don’t care what people do in their free time,” said Liam Meyer, a company spokesperson. “We want to help these … [Read more...] about Will legal marijuana kill the employment drug test?
From staff reports Published 4:29 pm, Wednesday, February 7, 2018 Photo: Alex_Schmidt Image 1of/1 CaptionClose Image 1 of 1 Police lights by night Police lights by night Photo: Alex_Schmidt Spokeswoman: Drug test ‘negative’ on city truck driver 1 / 1 Back to Gallery A drug test “came back as negative” on the driver of a city of Midland dump truck that was involved in a fatal wreck on Monday, according to the city’s spokeswoman. Elana Ladd said Wednesday the autopsy results on Christopher Justin Olgin, 28, are expected in a couple of weeks. ORIGINAL: Spokeswoman: Man dies in collision with city dump truck Olgin died after the Chevy Equinox he was driving entered the oncoming lane of traffic, hit the side of the truck and spun onto the northern sidewalk of Cuthbert Avenue, according … [Read more...] about Spokeswoman: Drug test ‘negative’ on city truck driver