Edmonson Voice Staff
A Bee Spring man who was out on bond for previous drug charges was arrested today when he tried smuggling someone else's urine in an attempt to pass a drug test.
According to standard practice, the Commonwealth Attorney can request random drug testing for offenders out on bond that have to reappear in court. During Monday's court motion day at the Edmonson County Courthouse, a drug test was required for Vernon Jeffery Patton, 53, of Bee Spring.
Parole and Probation Officer Josh Watt said that the urine containers used in the testing have temperature sensors that turn colors once the urine is collected. He said the coding showed a much lower temperature than the standard sample. After a closer search was made, a bottle of someone else's urine fell out of Patton's underclothes.
The Edmonson County Sheriff's Office was then called to the scene where Patton was placed under arrest for Tampering with physical evidence. He still faces several drug charges coming from an arrest in March of 2015.
He was transported to the Hart County Jail.