Tell-Tale Plop Lands Woman in Jail After Drug Test Turns Violent: Cops

A New Lenox woman previously convicted on a methamphetamine charge allegedly attacked the county employee paid to watch her provide a urine sample. And her boyfriend was charged with possessing hand grenades a couple months ago too.

A New Lenox woman charged with cheating a drug test last year was allegedly up to her old tricks again Tuesday, and this time she attacked the county employee paid to watch her pee in a cup, police said.

Christina Sepsis, 33, of 221 Haines Ave. was charged with aggravated battery and trying to foil or defeat a drug test in connection with the incident in the courthouse basement.

Sepsis is on probation for a 2011 conviction for possession of methamphetamine. She was charged with stealing clothes, a purse, sunglasses and candles from the Kohl's in Frankfort as part of the same case, but the one count of retail theft was dropped.

The terms of Sepsis' probation require her to submit to regular drug tests. During one of those drug tests in June 2011, Sepsis was allegedly caught smuggling a temperature-controlled urine sample into her appointment at the courthouse.

Sepsis was charged with trying to foil or defeat a drug screen but the case was dropped. Now she's caught the exact same case, but with the added charge of attacking the test observer.

Sepsis' latest troubles started when drug test observer Shelli Williams heard a "plop" and saw Sepsis pluck something from the toilet and stash it in her pocket, Assistant State's Attorney Joel Brown said during a Wednesday bond hearing.

When Williams told Sepsis to hand over what was in her pocket, Brown said, Sepsis pushed Williams against a wall and flushed away whatever she was holding. She later claimed it was a tampon, Brown said.

Judge Marzell Richardson set Sepsis' bond at $35,000.

A man with the same address as Sepsis—39-year-old George Crocker—was charged in September with carrying two hand grenades in his car. A source said Crocker was Sepsis' live-in boyfriend before he was arrested and taken to the Cook County jail on two counts each of unlawful use of a weapon, unlawful use of a weapon by a felon and possession of a controlled substance.

Lemont police officers had reportedly found Crocker lying outside the open door of a car in the parking lot of a McDonald's. He was incoherent, police said, and while paramedics were trying to render first aid, an officer spotted one of the two hand grenades on the car's center console.

The police evacuated the McDonald's. Crocker remains in jail and is due in Cook County court Dec. 10.

During Wednesday's hearing, Sepsis said she has no money for a lawyer. Her case was sent to the Will County Public Defender's office.

Ron Jeremy November 15, 2012 at 06:14 AM
It's gonna be fun around their house this Thanksgiving. See what Meth can do for you, kids? Makes you famous. or infamous.
nancy m duzinskas November 15, 2012 at 08:59 AM
I am surprised she didn't get beat up. I wonder if they hit her where bruises, contusions, lacerations and tazer burns don't show up.
SouthSide November 15, 2012 at 01:23 PM
I feel bad for Christina's son. He deserves better.
NL4LIFE November 15, 2012 at 01:31 PM
crd November 15, 2012 at 02:07 PM
I'm sure the author actually used the term "pee in a cup"..rather than "submit a urine sample" or "urinate in a cup".. .
Chris November 15, 2012 at 02:13 PM
Another poor misunderstood victim of society. Let's give her taxpayer money so she can recover and be the idiot she is destined to be.
Gail Santoro Sayre November 15, 2012 at 04:08 PM
Yes I agree the boy deserves better. He has a father who loves him and is fighting for him! The judge needs to open his eyes!!!!!!!
Patch reader November 15, 2012 at 06:19 PM
match made in heaven
Patch reader November 15, 2012 at 06:27 PM
If she shoved a guard she needed to end up with a few lumps. Don't break the law and you won't end up like her.
Dick Shun Airy November 16, 2012 at 04:27 AM
Sepsis: the presence in tissues of harmful bacteria and their toxins, typically through infection of a wound.
Johnny on the spot November 16, 2012 at 03:00 PM
My big question her home is in shambles how in the heck can the courts let her son love with her it is in foreclosure and the garage has burned twice either from cooking meth or from her explosive boyfriend ,Where the heck is the DEA ,DCFS and MANS the judge needs to look long and hard at this case because of the son .WILL COUNTY EPIC FAILS again
Johnny on the spot November 16, 2012 at 03:01 PM
Opp's not love I meant to say live she obvious does not care nor love her son only thinks about herself sorry for the mis-type
Patch reader November 16, 2012 at 06:05 PM
will county judges are lazy - they don't do their jobs and don't need to. They don't care about the little boy nor will they do anything about this woman.
nancy m duzinskas November 17, 2012 at 07:54 AM
would like to know why formereastside is hiding behind a label of a place instead of the courage to use their own name?
Sharno Jarzananaovich November 17, 2012 at 04:07 PM
This girl was a bad seed from the start. This is just what happens when bad seeds grow up. The parents let her evolve into this by not taking care of business and nipping bad habits early.
Ben Ghazi November 18, 2012 at 12:13 AM
" You got to nip it in the bud" Barney Fife Mayberry.


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