Local man pleads innocent to tampering with urine sample

Cary Ashby • Aug 27, 2013 at 5:07 PM

A New London man accused of faking a urine sample must undergo random drug screens if he posts his $5,000 bond.

Donald S. Adams Jr., 28, of 15B W. Washburn St., New London, was indicted Friday on tampering with evidence and entered a "not guilty" plea Monday. If convicted of the third-degree felony, he faces nine months to three years in prison.

Adams pleaded innocent to the charge Monday and admitted he already has a felony conviction.

"I'm being held as you know on a probation violation," he told Huron County Common Pleas Judge Jim Conway.

Huron County Public Defender David Longo said the new charge "is part two of something that already is in front of the court." He added that Adams is accused of making "a substitution for a urine test."

Adams has a trial date of Oct. 29.

In a separate case, Allan D. Andrews, 30, of 140 Glendale Ave., Bellevue, pleaded "not guilty" Monday to tampering with evidence. The court scheduled a trial date for Oct. 31 and set his bond at $5,000.

Andrews is on local probation for a safecracking conviction. Longo said the defendant has a pending probation violation case in which the defendant's bond was revoked.

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