Drug Testing News
Allegedly Sells Clean Urine To Drug Users
Employee Faces Up To 75 Years In Prison If Convicted
POSTED: 4:13 p.m. EDT September 16, 2003
CLEVELAND -- A Cuyahoga County worker was charged Tuesday with
offering clean urine samples to drug users on probation.
NewsChannel5's Ted Hart reported that, according to
prosecutors, Marvin Lawrence -- for a price -- could
manipulate the urine test to make sure it passed.
Lawrence was the monitor at the probation lab and was in
charge of securing the urine sample from the person on
But detectives said Lawrence was taking up to $500 to provide
clean urine samples.
On Tuesday, police arrested Lawrence and Scott Leavitt -- a
convicted drug user who's accused of bribing Lawrence on at
least two occasions.
Detectives also searched Lawrence's Harvard Avenue home, where
relatives had no comment.
"We don't know nothing," one relative told NewsChannel5.
"Don't come back or we'll have a lawsuit."
Lawrence has been a county employee for nine years. If
convicted,he faces up to 75 years in prison.