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Men lie, women lie and apparently so do drug tests. One Buffalo mom learned that the hard way after failing a drug test which lead to child protective services to investigate her. Before heading to Mercy Hospital to take her drug test, Jamie Silakowski told the doctor:
“I did have a lemon poppy seed bread, just throwing that out there. And he laughed and said, ‘That’s from Seinfeld, that can’t be,’ and I said, ‘That’s where I heard it, that’s why I’m just bringing it up. “
When the results came back showing that Silakowski’s had drugs in her system, Mercy Hospital called Child Protective Services which launched a child abuse investigation. The frustrated mom says she even had to undergo drug counseling and testing, paying for it all herself.
But Jamie’s situation isn’t unheard of. Michael Peterson, manager of toxicology at ACM Medical Laboratory told reporters,
“From time to time a person who consumes a poppy seed product may end up with a positive opioid test and a confirmed positive for morphine or morphine and codeine. I would expect that in most cases medical professionals should be aware of this.”
Child Protective Services has finally completed their investigation on Silakowski and confirmed that their suspicions were unfounded.