This is ridiculous.
"I don't believe in locking people up for dirty urines," said Bill Fitzgerald, the Chief Probation Officer during an interview in his office with the Trouble Shooters.
He says that he expected a spike in positive test results.
That's because back in February they stopped doing the drug tests themselves and hired a company that does drug testing called Treatment Associates.
They use a small, thin, rectangular-shaped, one-time-use device that is dipped in the urine.
It's called a rapid test.
The manufacturer says it's used as a preliminary test.
If a single line appears in one of the boxes on the face of the device, you are positive for that class of drug, but not necessarily an illegal drug.
"There's one issue there on my part that the test is more sensitive. So I anticipated we would end up with more people showing up positive for urinalysis. This test is more sensitive than the ones we used previously," said Fitzgerald.
In fact, it's sensitive enough that many prescription, and even some over-the counter, drugs will test positive.
Something as common as cold medicine could land a person back in jail.
And knowing all that, the county is still using this single test to determine someone's future.
Fitzgerald says the probationers have the right to ask for a confirmation test, yet he admits they're not told they have that option.