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Parolee Accused Of Turning In Toilet Water For Drug-Test Sample

Brian J. Uchwat, 29, is accused of trying to cheat on a drug-screening test. (McHenry County Sheriff's Dept.)

Brian J. Uchwat, 29, is accused of trying to cheat on a drug-screening test. (McHenry County Sheriff’s Dept.)

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WOODSTOCK, Ill. (STMW) — People have come up with some pretty clever ways to try to cheat on drug tests, but authorities say a northwest suburban parolee was not very original.

Now he’s behind bars facing a felony charge.

Brian J. Uchwat, 29, of Schaumburg, arrived at the McHenry County government center on Wednesday for a court-ordered drug and alcohol screening, part of his probation agreement.

But according to the McHenry County Sheriff’s office, what he turned in was a sample of water he removed from the toilet.

Uchwat, of 1640 Churchill Rd., was immediately arrested and is now charged with defrauding a drug and alcohol screening test, police said. He remained in custody at the McHenry County Adult Correctional Facility awaiting a bond hearing.

“Any attempt by a probationer to tamper with a court-ordered urine screen is considered a serious matter and requires an immediate response,” McHenry County Court Services Director Phil Dailing said in a statement.

(Source: Sun-Times Media Wire © Chicago Sun-Times 2012. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)