Florida woman Shannon Hunter thought she had outsmarted probation officials by attempting to pass her drug test with a creative cocktail. Unfortunately for her, however, the officials quickly noticed her deception and she is facing charges. 

Pinellas County Florida


On February 24th, Shannon Hunter, a 44-year-old woman from Florida, made the risky decision to switch her court-ordered urinalysis test with a prescription pill container "filled with soda and tap water", according to court records.

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Despite her previous pleas of guilt to charges of painkiller possession and theft, Hunter was still asked to provide a urine sample, an act she thought she could easily deceive.

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How Did She Sneak It In?


Using the popular tactic of hiding the container of an unknown liquid within her own body (AKA her lady cave), Hunter's trick was soon caught on to by the probation officers she was working with.

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Revealing Her Failed Trick

Hunter revealed that the liquid inside the plastic pill bottle was merely a mix of soda and tap water, a combination that would have never passed a true urine test. 

Unfortunately, no indication was given as to the type of soda she chose for the concoction, though we assume it was Mountain Dew because of the yellowish color.

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When it was all said and done, Hunter plead no contest to the misdemeanor charge of urinalysis fraud, receiving a jail sentence of up to 20 days and court fines totaling $500.

Why she thought it would be a smart decision to attempt to deceive the authorities in such a way remains unknown.


Hunter’s rap sheet includes convictions for theft, possession of drug paraphernalia, domestic battery, narcotics possession, and driving without a license.

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