Drug Testing News
Businessman held in
drug testing scam
By S.K. BARDWELL
2003 Houston Chronicle
The 49-year-old owner of a Houston drug testing business has
been caught selling altered drug test results to those seeking
a city wrecker driver's license, police said Friday.
Police are concerned about the public safety hazard the scam
could represent, said Sgt. Doug Osterberg of the Houston
Police Department's Major Offenders Unit.
Michael Whitfield, of the 3400 block of Ashlock, is so far
charged only with possession of a controlled substance.
Charges in connection with the fake drug test results are
forthcoming, Osterberg said.
Whitfield is owner of Quality Testing Systems, but Osterberg
said the company apparently has no facilities, just a post
office box in Houston.
Osterberg said undercover officers approached Whitfield and
told him they needed negative drug test results to get a city
wrecker license, but had drugs in their systems.
Whitfield sold the officers fake drug test results for $100, Osterberg said.
Osterberg asked that anyone else who has hired employees with
test results from Quality Testing Systems call investigators