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Police: Aurora man tried to foil drug test

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A 22-year-old from Aurora got a second chance after being caught with a small amount of marijuana earlier this year.

But Dedrick Glover Pool, of the 1400 block of Golden Oaks Parkway, now faces a felony charge after authorities say he tried to foil a drug test that was part of his pretrial diversion program, according to police and court records.


Pool was arrested late Friday after a private drug testing firm on the 300 block of Randall Road told police that he brought a friend's urine to a test to pass off as his, said St. Charles police spokesman Paul McCurtain.

He said Pool went to take a drug test as part of the Kane County State's Attorney's Office's Pre-Trial Diversion program, but a person supervising the urine test noticed that Pool was having difficulties producing a sample, McCurtain said.

"(Pool) admitted he was in possession of a (urine) sample from a friend," McCurtain said. "It was in a condom."

Pool is free on bond and next due in court on June 19.

The charge of attempting to foil/defraud a drug screening test is a felony that carries a punishment range of probation to up to three years in prison.

According to court records, Pool was originally arrested by Kane County sheriff's deputies and charged with possession of less than 2.5 grams of marijuana on Feb. 6, 2013.

He entered the county's pretrial diversion program in March.

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