RICHMOND, VA. (AP) — A federal judge has placed tighter restrictions on Michael Vick after he tested positive for marijuana.
The test was taken on Sept. 13. Because of the positive test, federal court probation officer Patricia Locket-Ross, who is assigned to Vick, asked Judge Henry Hudson to place special conditions on Vick's release, which include refraining from use or unlawful possession of a narcotic drug or other controlled substance.
A probation officer, Patricia Locket-Ross, petitioned Judge Henry E. Hudson to impose stricter pretrial release conditions after Vick tested positive for marijuana in a urine sample he submitted on Sept. 13.
In court documents Wednesday, Hudson ordered that Vick submit to any method of testing, "for determining whether the defendant is using a prohibited substance." Hudson also ordered Vick restricted to his Virginia residence everyday from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. This home confinement, said the judge in a court filing, "will include electronic monitoring." He ordered Vick to pick up the bill for the service. And the judge ordered him to continue in a substance therapy program and participate in mental health counseling.
Also, Vick must submit to any method of testing at any time.
Methods of testing could include urine testing, the wearing of a "sweat patch," a remote alcohol testing system and/or any form of prohibited substance screening or testing.
Vick must also participate in a program of inpatient or outpatient substance therapy and mental health counseling if the pretrial services officer or supervising officer deem it appropriate.
Vick is also now restricted to his residence every day from 10 p.m. to 6 a.m. or as directed by the pretrial services officer. The home confinement will include electronic monitoring.
Vick pleaded guilty in August to a federal dogfighting charge. He is set to be sentenced on Dec. 10.
On Tuesday, he was indicted by a grand jury in Surry County, Va., on state dogfighting charges.