Drug Tester Agrees to Pre-Trial Diversion for Falsifying Test Results
On July 21, 2015, Andy Garr, Owner of Compliance Services of East Texas, a Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (FMCSA) registered drug collection company, agreed to pre-trial diversion in U.S. District Court, Tyler, Texas, for submitting false statements to FMCSA. Garr agreed to perform 40 hours of community service and pay restitution in the amount of $2,790 to Panola College, Carthage, Texas.
Garr collected numerous drug testing samples from Rapid CDL, a Truck Driving School, affiliated with Panola College. He indicated he would be sending them to a lab for testing and to a medical provider for review prior to returning the results to the school. Our investigation disclosed that Garr never sent the samples to be tested; he instead forged the results using the letter head from the lab and falsified the doctor’s signature. An inspection by FMCSA discovered the scheme.
We conducted this investigation with assistance from FMCSA.