Edmonson Voice Staff
Local police arrested a Bee Spring man yesterday for attempting to cheat his way out of a required drug test. Officials said the man, Patrick Burns, 24, is required to take periodic drug tests due to being on probation for burglary charges in Simpson County from 2013.
Police said Burns' probation officer found a small container filled with urine that Burns was trying to place in the official testing container. He was arrested on the spot and charged with tampering with physical evidence, a class D felony. Police said that Burns told them he brought the other urine with him because he knew he would fail the drug test.
If found guilty, he could face up to 5 years in jail. He was transported and lodged in the Hart County Jail.