Police said Lawrence E. Kirk Jr., 30, was required to submit a urine test before his Oxy prescription would be renewed. The urine test needed to show that he was not using illegal drugs. Apparently not believing he would pass the screening, he reportedly devised a plan to provide the urine that needed to be Oxy-tainted – but otherwise clean.
Police said Kirk diluted highly addictive Oxycodone in water and then had his 6, 7, 9 and 10 year old children drink the concoction. He then collected their urine and presented it to a doctor as his own. Lest anyone think that Kirk was off on his own in this endeavor… Kirk’s wife, Sarah, 31, who was also implicated in the scheme, has already pleaded guilty to four counts of endangering children.
According to the arrest affidavit, authorities discovered the scam when the children told a social worker that their parents would feed them crushed blue pills in water. The children have been placed in the care of the Children’s Services Department.
Kirk has been charged with four counts of corrupting another with drugs; endangering children; deception to obtain drugs, and aggravated trafficking in drugs. Kirk’s jury trial gets underway next week, but his D’D trial begins right … about … now.Tags: Child Endangerment, Lawrence Kirk Jr., Ohio, Oxycodone, Sarah Kirk