Our trip to Ziggy’s…What An Education…

Occasionally, at the office, we like do some field studies.  We are preparing to expo at a trade show, so we thought it’d be a good idea to do a treasure hunt type thing in our booth to show some of the latest in drug paraphernalia.  None of us have any of our own drug supplies, so we had to take a trip to our local head shop to figure out what kinds of stuff is out there to buy these days.  This was a rather educational experience for us.  Our choice of store was Ziggy’s in Northwest Oklahoma City.

Lindsey and I were the ones who went on this trip.  We started to go, but it was 9 AM and I thought it’d be strange that a head shop be open that early, so we called to make sure they were open and they were!  When we got there, it was actually busy.  It smelled heavily of incense.  We start browsing and a young lady come up to us to see if we needed any help.  We started asking her questions on how to beat a drug test.  She was very knowledgeable in this area and admitted that she had to take a drug test weekly and let us know how she was able to pass.

Now, I would be willing to place a $1,000 bet that our sales lady was stoned out of her gourd when she was talking to us.  Her eyes were glassy and she slurred and admitted that she could’t genuinely pass her drug test.

She showed us the most common device used to fake drug tests.  It’s a little bottle that you can buy that has clean pee in it.  I’m not certain if the pee is actual pee or if it’s synthetic of some sort.  On the bottle, there is a temperature strip so you can warm your pee to the proper temperature.  She instructed us to put it in the microwave and heat it for 10-15 seconds.  The bottle held enough pee for two pee tests.  She did warn us that the pee in the bottle may not pass validity tests at the lab, but not to worry because if we were taking a regular pee test for work, they never send those to the lab (this is completely false, BTW).  I could see that it took everything in Lindsey to not correct our friend on this subject.  She did mention that if it were a federal drug test, it would be sent to the lab and might not pass the validity test.

So, we bought the devise for our collection.  I couldn’t help curiosity, so I sent the “clean pee” to the lab with my name on it to see if it would work.  It did work and it did pass all the validity tests.  I still don’t know if it’s real pee or synthetic, but I don’t know what else to do to find that out.

We also picked up some K-2 or Spice and some other smoking paraphernalia to help educate people on job sites to know what to look for.  We also couldn’t help ourselves and we picked up the latest “High Times” magazine.

Of course, we come back to the office and spread all of our new items out on the desk.  Next thing you know, a drug test donor walks in and we realize that we have all this stuff on the desk.  Oops.  Anyway, I will post pictures soon.  Stay tuned to more of our field studies.  I hope you find them as entertaining as we do.

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About the Author Susan Lobsinger

Susan is founder and President of Lobdock Impairment Detection, a full-service, mobile drug testing and contractor compliance management provider. Lobdock provides safety managers with the objective data they need to make safety decisions that make a difference in the lives, safety, and health of their employees who work in safety sensitive positions.

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