by Emily Waldrep
On April 9, Woodville police captain Mike McCulley responded to a report of a reckless driver driving on Highway 69 from Colmesneil toward Woodville. The driver, 23-year-old Dylan Green of Livingston, was pulled over north of Woodville after crossing into the opposite lane of traffic and swerving erratically.
When questioned about his driving, Green told McCulley he was trying to change his shoes in the vehicle and had trouble controlling his driving. After further questioning, it was apparent Green was acting nervous, and gave consent to a vehicle search. Officers then found an illegal device typically used to falsify a drug test. "The device isn't normally found in vehicle searches, and is a basic elastic band that can be wrapped around the waist, and attaches to a small tube and container that holds drug free urine," said McCulley. Green admitted he used the device to pass work-related drug test. He was arrested and charged with false drug test falsification device, criminal attempt.
Probationers often use a similar device to pass drug tests, but if a person is ever caught with one, they can be charged with a class B misdemeanor and will face a fine of up to $1,000 or 6 months in jail.
Green was arraigned by Judge Judith Haney and was released from jail after the fine was paid.