Drug tester agrees to punishment for fraudulent test results

By Tyson Fisher, Land Line staff writer | 8/6/2015

A third-party drug tester has agreed to a pre-trial diversion for falsifying test results, according to an Office of Inspector General press release.

Andy Garr, owner of Compliance Services of East Texas, was hired by truck driving school Rapid CDL to collect drug testing samples and obtain results. Rapid CDL is affiliated with Panola College. Garr never sent the samples for testing and instead forged results using letterhead from the lab. The doctor’s signature was also forged.

Garr must perform 40 hours of community service and pay Panola College of Carthage, Texas, $2,790 in restitution.

Back in May 2009, Compliance Services of East Texas, along with about a half-dozen co-plaintiffs, was involved in a lawsuit against Drugtest Inc. and more than a dozen oil and gas companies, including BP, ConocoPhillips and Shell. Compliance Services of East Texas accused Drugtest Inc. of unfair practices.

According to court documents, the plaintiffs claimed that Drugtest Inc. would enter into exclusivity agreements for drug screening contracts with oil and gas companies, thereby dominating and controlling the market. After nearly a year of court proceedings, the case was dismissed.

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