As a weave wearing woman, the gag is that if I committed a crime and they found a hair it would trace back to a Brazilian female.
A defense I always tell my husband if he ever dared step out on me.
Now a NYPD cop has claimed she failed a drug test because a strand from her human-hair weave was mistakenly tested instead of her own natural hair.
Sgt. Tracy Gitten once worked in the personal security detail for First Lady Chirlane McCray, the wife of New York‘s mayor Bill de Blasio.
After testing positive for marijuana in a random drug test she was removed from her position at Gracie Mansion.
The 13-year veteran has now been put on paid desk duty in Queens, according to the New York Post.
She is now awaiting a departmental trial.
‘She doesn’t smoke marijuana and she’s unaware how it may have gotten into her system,’ one police source said.
‘That’s why she’s thinking it may have been the weave.’
In 2009, New York’s highest court upheld the right of the NYPD to test its police officers for drugs through hair sampling, according to Newsday.
The NYPD department routinely select officers at random for drug testing.