Ohio Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Fake Urine For Drug Tests
An Ohio man who sold fake urine meant to help people pass workplace drug tests and misbranded other substances the federal government says are drugs has pleaded guilty in Pittsburgh. Sixty-one-year-old David Neal, of Middletown, pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to defraud the United States and introduction of misbranded drugs into interstate commerce. He faces up to six years in prison when he's sentenced May 13. Federal prosecutors say he sold the illegal substances online through his company, ACS Herbal Tea. Prosecutors say Neal's products, including "Magnum Unisex Synthetic Urine," were designed to thwart tests overseen by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. Such tests are used to screen airline pilots and some federal employees, including FBI agents.