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Drug Testing

As a condition of release, the Court may impose a condition requiring you to submit to random drug testing as instructed by the U.S. Probation and Pretrial Services Office.  Our drug testing is conducted in office and is referred to as Code-a-Phone or Phase Testing.  If assigned to Code-a-Phone, you must call into the number provided below to determine if your phase has been called.  The time to start calling and the phone number for each office is below.  An example of the message you will hear is:

  "On Monday, July 7, 2014, there will be urine collection at the U.S. Probation Office for all Phase 3 clients. If you are on Phase 3 you are required to report for urine testing between the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm.” 

  • Alexandria and Manassas offices - Call after 5:00pm, Sunday through Thursday - 703-299-2296

  • Norfolk and Newport News offices -  Call after 5:30pm, Sunday through Thursday - 757-223-4674

  • Richmond office -  Call after 7:30pm, Sunday through Thursday - 804-916-2530

If your phase number is on the recording you are required to do the following:

  • Report on the day specified on the message during the hours of 8:00am - 5:00pm.
  • Provide a fresh, unadulterated, specimen of at least 30 milliliters within 2 hours of reporting.
  • Do not drink excessive amounts of fluids the night before or the day you report because it may indicate water loading to avoid detection of illegal drug use.
  • Do not drink more than 8 ounces of water (1/2 can of soda) one hour before your drug test.  Providing diluted or adulterated samples or stalling, are violations of your supervision.
  • Do not take prescription medications without a valid prescription issued in your name. You must provide valid documentation about any prescription medication you take.

 Bring picture identification (ID) when you report to submit a urine specimen

Failure to report as directed will be considered a violation of your conditions.  If you are unable to report for any reason, you are to notify your assigned officer immediately.  If you are excused by your probation officer, be prepared to provide documentation as to the reason for your excused absence (i.e., doctor's written excuse, letter from your employer, etc.)