Man jailed after caught using fake bladder to pass drug test
Bail was revoked Wednesday for a 20-year-old Gardnerville man who tried to pass a drug test with a fake bladder.
Gary Baker was about to be convicted with a $91 fine for minor consuming when Chief Probation Officer Doug Swalm told East Fork Justice Jim EnEarl that the suspect tried to pass a mandatory drug test with someone else’s urine contained in a device Baker had taped to his body under his clothing.
Baker’s own urine tested positive for marijuana.
“That does not set well with me,” EnEarl told Baker. “That’s a whole bunch of premeditation. That is the dumbest thing somebody has done all year.”
He set Baker’s bail at $2,500 cash, and the defendant was taken into custody pending a March 13 trial.
Baker told Swalm he paid $40 for the device.
“Your attorney busted his butt to get you just a $91 fine, and you can’t keep from smoking long enough to get this adjudicated,” EnEarl said.
Baker was arrested in November when deputies looking for a runaway juvenile broke up a party at a house in Topaz Ranch Estates.
He was charged with minor possessing, consuming or being under the influence of an alcoholic beverage.
Baker was the second defendant from the incident to try to mask the results of his drug test.
Joseph Eugene Gelsinger, 21, pleaded no contest Feb. 13 to possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana.
Gelsinger reportedly tried to mask the results of his urine test with an over-the-counter kit he told his probation officer he purchased for $26. He tested positive for marijuana and opiates.
Gelsinger was sentenced to 90 days in jail, suspended for one year, and ordered to abstain from drugs and alcohol.
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