ST. CHARLES. Mo. (KMOX) - A Missouri man accused of using a prosthetic penis to try to pass a drug test is facing criminal charges.
According to police, 34 year-old Sydney Levin was submitting a urine sample last week as part of his probation when an officer allegedly spotted him using a prosthetic penis, known as a Whizzinator.
The prosthetic is advertised as a discreet way to use someone else's urine.
Levin was charged with possessing a forging instrument. He was arrested and released after posting $25,000 bond. He pleaded not guilty Monday.
Levin was on probation for possession of a controlled substance and felony stealing in 2009.
This is not a new scheme. In 2005, TV action star Tom Sizemore passed several mandated drug tests using the Whizzinator, but was eventually caught.
In 2010, Gerald Willis of Los Angeles was sentenced to six months in federal prison for running a company that sold the Whizzinator to cheat on drug tests. Willis' company disbanded, but the Whizzinator is still sold on the Web as a sex toy through a company called Alternative Lifestyle Systems of Long Beach, Calif. A message seeking comment from the company on Thursday was not returned.