Outwizzing The Whizzinator

By: Alexandra Hill Email
By: Alexandra Hill Email

Panama City - At Judicial Correction Services, where probations and drug tests are handled regularly, they thought they'd seen it all, until this.

"This young man came in to do his drug test, the probation officer was watching and saw him fiddling around with places he shouldn't be fiddling around with,” said Richard Stewart, Florida Operations Manager at Judicial Correction Services.

The man said he was having trouble urinating and needed some water. After drinking the water, the officer took the man back to the restroom.

There the young man continued to fiddle with his pants, which the probation officer could see from the bathroom mirror.

At the point, he heard the sound of Velcro and the test was called off and the surprise was revealed.

"So the man drops his pants, and sure enough there it is, a device known as a Whizzinator, which is intended for you to be able to use somebody else's urine to give the drug test,” said Stewart.

The Whizzinator is a strap-on device with a prosthetic penis that holds urine inside.

Although it is marketed online as a sex toy because of it's design, it's mostly used to foil drug tests.

"On that website I was totally shocked at what you can buy,” said Stewart.

The owner of 1st Choice Health Services, a local drug screening company, says he's not surprised.

In fact Kim Neese says, in his line of work you see a lot of strange things.

"A lot of them don't use the sophisticated Whizzinators that are made strictly for that. They’ll get an eye dropper bottle or something they can conceal readily in their underclothing,” said Neese.

Although the Whizzinator may be fairly new to this area, the device actually has an extensive history.

In 2005, actor Tom Sizemore was caught using one to beat a court-ordered drug test. Later that year, Minnesota Vikings running back Onterrio Smith was suspended for an entire season after he was caught with a Whizzinator in his luggage at the Minneapolis-St. Paul airport.

"Due to the economy, people are desperate to work and they'll do almost anything to try to get a job and maintain their employment,” said Neese.

But doing anything can come at a high price.

A new state law makes willfully defrauding a urine test a first degree misdemeanor. This makes the punishment worse than if you simply fail the test.

"Not only have you violated your probation, but you have a new charge as well,” said Stewart.

That's the kicker to our local man's story. He was due to complete his probation on Friday.

Now he's back in jail charged with attempting to defraud a urine test and violation of probation.

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  • by Frank Location: Ottawa on Jul 14, 2011 at 06:22 AM
    Not anymore. Where I work they check for it before letting you take the test.
  • by Great on Oct 29, 2010 at 11:31 AM
    "Drug abusers", do you know these people personally? Do you even know what substance he was in trouble for? Tobacco is the number one killer, alcohol kills plenty, both have killed friends. For some reason marijuana doesn't do that, but the other two are legal? Prohibition is insane, it doesn't work, ever read the United States Declaration of Independence? "Life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness" ring a bell? Funny Jesus made wine out of water for the people, the people could have died of alcohol poisoning had they been so inclined to drink that much. Marijuana doesn't kill at all. I wonder WWJD?, lock people in cages, slander their names, ruin their futures or understand as we all should that no one is perfect...
  • by Tyrell Location: Lynn Haven on Oct 29, 2010 at 08:46 AM
    The solution is to stop drug testing. This is a violation of people's individual rights.
  • by Dave Location: Marianna on Oct 29, 2010 at 06:44 AM
    I used to be in the Nuclear Power business, where employees, & contractors, are tested regularly. We had people go so far as to fill their bladder with other peoples urine, using a catheter, so this is nothing! ( One guy tried dog urine)
  • by ashley Location: panama city on Oct 28, 2010 at 11:05 PM
    ok... WHY is this "NEWS"? ??? ?????
  • by Mike Location: Callaway on Oct 28, 2010 at 07:58 PM
    what a pi--er. One day away from being free and he'll be gone and done and he's gone and messed with the pee. How stupid can people be when they know probation and drug test go hand in hand. Lesson well learned. When it comes to drug use you're either smart or you're real smart, when you're dumb, you're real dumb.
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