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Two charged in attempt to falsify drug testing results

GENEVA – Two men who were in a deferred prosecution program both were charged with trying to use someone else’s urine in a drug screening test, according to police and court records.

Jumel W. Julien, 18, of the 1400 block of Dixie Court, Elgin, was charged Monday with attempting to defeat a drug test at a testing site, 333 N. Randall Road, St. Charles. 

Alsonso Favela, 18, of the 700 block of East Downer Street, Aurora, was charged Tuesday with attempting to defeat a drug test at the same drug testing site.

Both were charged separately in December with possession of marijuana, and Julien also was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, both misdemeanors.

Being in the deferred prosecution program – also known as “Second Chance” – means a nonviolent offender has an opportunity to make restitution, do community service and attend counseling, according to the Kane County State’s Attorney’s Office website.

If the terms are met, prosecutors will dismiss the charges, according to the website.

Attempting to falsify the results of a drug screen is punishable by one to three years in prison and/or a fine up to $25,000.

Both men are scheduled for a hearing on June 27.

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