Bloomington man arrested after attempting to alter urine screen

BEDFORD – A Bloomington man was arrested on Tuesday after a Bedford Police officer was requested to the Lawrence County Probation Department.

Garrett Sears

Police arrested 43-year-old Garrett Sears after he was caught using a synthetic device to alter his drug screen results. He then became disruptive when caught. 

When Bedford Police arrived courthouse security had detained Sears who was attempting to leave.

A probation officer told police Sears was performing a urine screen and he was caught attempting to alter the test. Sears then attempted to leave the probation department and pushed the probation officer. The probation officer called for court security to respond. 

When court security arrived they attempted to detain Sears and he resisted when they attempted to place him in handcuffs. Officers were able to detain Sears.

He was arrested on charges of possession of a device to interfere with a drug test, disorderly conduct, and resisting law enforcement.

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