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Drug Tester Allegedly Offered to Fix Urine Results

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    A substance-abuse services company worker has been fired after being accused of seeking a bribe to ensure a Texas probationer's urine sample did not test positive for drugs.

    The Brazos County Adult Probation Office suspended testing following Tuesday night's arrest of 30-year-old Jesus Armando Ordonez. He's free on $8,000 bond after being charged with tampering with a government record.

    Investigators say a man Ordonez allegedly offered to change results for instead contacted authorities. Ordonez was arrested after allegedly accepting $100 from the man.

    The CEO of Recovery Healthcare Corp., Larry Vanderwoude, said Thursday that Ordonez was fired after being arrested and the company is cooperating with law enforcement.

    County officials are reviewing records involving Ordonez before testing resumes.

    No publicly listed phone number could immediately be found for Ordonez.