Owner of testing facility charged with forgery

Owner of testing facility charged with forgery
Brandy Murrah (Source: Dale County Sheriff's Office)

OZARK, Ala. (WSFA) - An investigation is underway in south Alabama after law enforcement says a drug test screening and paternity testing company forged reports.

Brandy Murrah, is charged with two counts of forgery.

Murrah, 36, of Clopton, an unincorporated community in Dale County, is the owner of Ozark-based A&J Lab Collections, the company at the center of the forgery investigation.

Brandy Murrah
Brandy Murrah (Source: Dale County Sheriff's Office)

Ozark police say they opened an investigation into allegations surrounding A&J Lab Collections on May 2 after evidence of drug screening reports provided to the Dale County Department of Human Resources were found to be falsified. The lab was a contracted vendor used by DHR to conduct testing. The department received a complaint from a doctor’s office out of Florida.

“Some of the testing were never approved by their facility,” said Sergeant Cody Evans, “Possibly other jurisdictions, but we are in the process of making contact.”

Ozark police confirmed they are still in the process of gathering documents from DHR and court cases and more charges could be forthcoming.

Investigators couldn’t say yet how many reports could be falsified or the scope of the impact on families who used DHR services.

Assisting Ozark police are the Henry County Sheriff’s Office, Dale County District Attorney’s Office, Dale County Department of Human Resources, and Dale County court officials.

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