New law in Mississippi addresses problem you may not even know existed

DESOTO CO., MISS. — A new law addresses a problem in Mississippi you might not even know existed.

If you are caught selling or buying fake or real human urine, come July 1st, you’ll be in hot water.

State lawmakers told FOX13 the discussion began over how available fake or synthetic urine had become in the state.

Jadian Jackson of Hernando told FOX13′s Tom Dees he doesn’t get it.

“I understand where they are coming from about the fake pee, selling it, but I don’t see it as a big deal,” Jackson said.

Some Mid-South law enforcement we have talked to tells us that they see the real and fake urine show up at drug stops.

The new law makes it is against the law to buy, sell, market or give away real or fake urine.

Much of the discussion in the legislature revolved around how available the synthetic products were at truck stops around the state and the concern over who might get them and how they might be used.

“The fake pee, it ain’t bothering’ nobody, they just tryin’ to pass a drug test and keep their jobs,” Jackson said.

Under the new law with the first offense, they could get six months in jail and a thousand dollar fine.

“This is ridiculous, Richard Napier said.” “We have the Opioid epidemic that we have, and there’s too many crises in the world for them to be petty about this situation.”

The second offense under the new law could get you up to a year in jail and a thousand dollar fine.