By Paul Shockley
Thursday, February 4, 2010
A parolee who said he had a medical marijuana card allegedly offered cash bribes to a state worker after the parolee was caught trying to beat a drug test with a hidden device strapped to his waist.
Chad M. Thomas, 34, of Palisade, was ordered held at the Mesa County Jail on $10,000 bond on suspicion of felony bribery, and a parole violation, following his arrest Tuesday on a warrant obtained by parole officials.
Thomas was one of several parolees randomly called on Jan. 2 to provide a drug-test urine sample at a local private business, which is contracted by state officials to perform the tests.
An arrest warrant affidavit said a caseworker became suspicious about Thomas’ sample after Thomas tried to block the worker’s view while Thomas was providing his sample.
When asked to raise his shirt and lower his pants, Thomas was
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