Man on community control for assault sent to jail for positive drug test


A Bryan man sentenced to community control for a roadside assault is going to jail for attempting to falsify a urine sample.

Gary Brown, 61, was transported from the jail Tuesday to the courtroom of Wood County Common Pleas Judge Matt Reger.

On July 28 during an appointment with adult probation, several attempts were made to gather an observed urine sample for testing.

Brown was placed in a holding cell after stating he felt nauseous. When the officer left the drug testing lab, Brown left the holding cell, grabbed a testing cup, then reentered the holding cell. He returned with a liquid, which was cool to the touch and wet on the outside, according to court documents.

The testing officer reported he believed Brown collected toilet water.

An observed sample was eventually obtained and tested positive for THC.

Brown admitted in court to dropping the cup in the toilet and picking it back up.

“I don’t smoke weed. This is all my medication,” Brown said, adding that he can get a doctor’s statement.

Reger asked Brown why he waited to obtain those documents when he tested positive in February for THC. He also denied drug use at that time.

Brown said his doctor was in Findlay and he couldn’t make the trip from his home in Bryan.

Reger imposed a jail sentence of 90 days and terminated Brown’s community control.

Brown was placed on two years of community control in December after pleading guilty to the amended charge of aggravated assault, a fourth-degree felony.

On March 12, 2022, he and his son punched and kicked a man who was on the side of the road at Weston Road and Hancock Wood County Line Road.

The two suspects, later identified as the Browns, got in their vehicle and drove away.

They later acknowledged the physical altercation but claimed the victim swung first and said they left as soon as he fell to the ground.

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