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Lindsay Lohan Must Check in Nightly

5/27/2010 5:18 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Lindsay Lohan will be making a nightly call to her probation officer -- to find out whether she'll have to take a drug test the next day.

Lindsay was right on time today for her meeting with a new probation officer, a female. Sources tell TMZ Lindsay and the officer went through the prescription drugs Lindsay can take, without SCRAM repercussions  -- which include Adderall and Ambien.

We're told the officer went over protocol with Lindsay -- which requires her to make a nightly phone call to the probation office.   During that call, Lindsay will be informed whether she will have to go to the probation office the next day and submit to a drug test.

All in all, we're told the meeting "went well."

After the probation meeting, Lindsay took a trip over to Fred Segal for some retail therapy.


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She has no idea how much better she's going to look after 2 months of sobriety. This could rescue her career.

1613 days ago


@Misty, they hear the day before so they know to come in and take the test. Obviously it depends on when a person does a drug, but most drugs stay in people's systems for more than 12 hours so even if there is just a trace amount of a drug left, the program is zero tolerance.

Oddly, a lot of athletes (Floyd Mayweather/Shane Mosley for example) have a drug testing agency show up randomly at their houses to conduct tests, which is definitely more "random", but if someone who has a serious drug problem is being tested the way Lindsay is, I'd guarantee they'd get caught eventually. They definitely aren't being easy on her, this sounds about right, it's just not as randomly done as people assume.

1613 days ago

The Truth    

Another case of special treatment. It is the written policy for the LA Probation Office to NOT give advance warning of a random drug test. Look at their own policy. When notified of a random drug test you have to report immediately.

So they make a special case of Lilo. To tell her a day in advance of a random drug test. Violating their own policy. Even worse they get federal support for their drug policies and testing. And they are violating the terms of the federal support.

So the Judge and DA give her special treatment and now the probation department and her PO. Any normal person would be in jail. Let’s vote the JUDGE and DA out of office and vote no to increase funding for the LA police, court and probation department.

Vote no on the upcoming elections and their jobs will be cut. Servers them all right, they give special treatment to Lilo and we kick them out of their jobs.

1613 days ago


Adderal-CNS stimulant, Ambien-sleep enhancer, so she needs pills to be cognitive and pills to erase the cognitivity. Very interesting.

1613 days ago


i was in the e.r. one time and after the results of my blood tests came back, the Dr. told me i had tested positively for speed. it was from the sudafed i had taken earlier that day!

1613 days ago


Yeah, I thought random meant that they call her and tell her she has so many minutes to get to probation office! I think that maybe they are being lenient because the judge is on vacation. I don't think they are following the JUDGES orders!

1613 days ago


Anyone happen to notice how ambivalent she seems to be about this? She is walking around with a smile on her face. If this were me, I'd be mortified, embarrassed, humiliated and very, very contrite. Instead, she acts as though everything is "great". Sheesh, what a moron.

1613 days ago


Jesus, what a bunch of opinionated retards. This is the norm for court ordered random drug testing throughout the US. If your on court ordered drug testing your told to call a number each day to listen to a recorded message. The message will tell you that either a) they will not be testing you tomorrow or b) that there will be a call up for testing tomorrow and you need to report to between the hours of and . It's done the same way in Florida and most other states.

Anyone who thinks this gives a druggie plenty of time to party the day before and still detox before testing... um yeah, right. I've watched plenty of druggies who thought they could play that game fail their drug test the following day and have their probation violated. If your that stupid it's only a matter of time until you get caught. Next day random drug testing works.

5. If she is told she has to come in for a drug test, then why is it called "random" testing? Isn't the point of "random" testing is that the person doesn't know when its going to happen. "No, Lindsay, no drug test tomorrow, you can do drugs tonight, but call tomorrow night and we'll tell you again when you have to test." So much for trying to help her!

Posted at 12:49 PM on May 27, 2010 by DJ

8. This system is certainly set up to accomodate this person. Random? NO, she is alerted to when she is tested. She's going to work it big time.

Posted at 12:51 PM on May 27, 2010 by JLS

12. Who gets a heads up courtesy call letting you know exactly when your 'random' drug test is??? This is all just a waste of money and time.

Posted at 12:54 PM on May 27, 2010 by Sonja

14. That is very dumb drug probation rule. There are drug cleansers that could keep her clean even knowing she has a drug test the next day. If she has to call nightly, she has many hours between to get high then clease her system with special products that do it quickly.

Posted at 12:56 PM on May 27, 2010 by G.R.

LOL a phone call the night before kind of takes away from the whole random drug testing thing.

Posted at 1:11 PM on May 27, 2010 by Jay

32. She is still getting a break. Usually drug tests are random. She gets to call in that night to find out if she has to take one. CRAZY Well I hope she appreciates the treatment she is receiving. Just because you entertain people on the news doesn't make you above the law.

Posted at 1:18 PM on May 27, 2010 by tg

35. And, how is that "random" testing, again??? What a scam........

Posted at 1:21 PM on May 27, 2010 by ruth

36. OUTRAGEOUS!!!! What the hell is random about this testing?
How absurd!

Posted at 1:21 PM on May 27, 2010 by christy

37. is that even legal?the object of a drug test is to catch her in the act....duh

Posted at 1:22 PM on May 27, 2010 by kowalski

40. She gets notice of a "random" drug test?
random [ˈrændəm] adj
1. lacking any definite plan or prearranged order; haphazard
No wonder she is all smiles. See you can beat the system and make a mockery of it.

Posted at 1:28 PM on May 27, 2010 by Originalkat

41. what is the point of random drug test if you are informed of it the day before

Posted at 1:29 PM on May 27, 2010 by Misty

46. Agreed - why is the State of Califorinia kissing Lindsay's ass? Random where I'm from is you call in after 9am to find out whether nor not your test has been called for that day & you have 'til 6pm w/o lunch hour to take you test. Kind of defeats the term: "random" - Could it be the probation officer doesn't give a rats-as about Judge Revel's court orders?

Posted at 1:39 PM on May 27, 2010 by viper1st

1613 days ago


@44 abd 45 Lilly her favorite color is powder white

@49 EsorAnin Your wrong! The lab test measures in nano grams that's one one/billionth of a gram. There is a threshold for every drug and below that level the sample is considered clean. You can have coke in your urine but if it measures at 80 nano grams and the threshold is 120 your clean. A grain of coke (one sixteenth of a gram) will be above the threshold for between 5 and 7 days, some variation can be expected based on other factors.

1613 days ago


That really is how drug/alcohol monitoring works. You are assigned a color, and every night after around 6 they post what colors are up the next day. If your color is called, you have to test, if it doesn't you have to call again the next evening.

1613 days ago


I love Harvey, but his comment(s) indicating Adderall usage is just fine,because it's for ADD or ADHD, is absurd.
A Class 2 stimulant, Adderall, is the most regulated type of drug (by the FDA).
It indicates high to very high potential for abuse. It is an amphetamine. People snort it, shoot it, & abuse it all the time.
Its affects are just like meth.
Come on Harvey, don't defend a drug just because it's prescribed by a medical doctor.

1613 days ago


Don't know if it is true but was told that in Florida your assigned a color based on factors. They spin a wheel and whatever color comes up all the people assigned that color are tested. When you call the number the recorded message tells the color of the next day.

1613 days ago


WHY would they let her know in advance? Didn't the judge say specifically it was to be random - random is she knows nothing about it, not warned -- there are things she can do to cleanse the body in six hours! Booo

1613 days ago


Any time you can call in ahead to see if you will be tested the next day is not my idea of "random". When are the legal experts going to get a backbone and treat her like any other common drug and alcohol abuser? This is beyone ridiculous!

1613 days ago


@44 and @45 Lilly

I am pretty sure her favorite color is powder white

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