Child dies in foster care; removed from home after falsified drug test

According to a new lawsuit, a 3-year-old died after being removed from his family because of a falsified drug test by Accurate Diagnostics of Laurens County.

Elijah Jack Oberdier was removed from his parents home in January of 2015, after a hair strand drug test result given to Laurens County DSS said Oberdier had marijuana in his system.

Elijah went to live with family members and was taken to visit other family in Western North Carolina. While there, Elijah died inside a house fire.

A year and a half later, Elijah’s parents were charged with Unlawful Neglect of Child, even after it was proved Elijah’s test results were falsified by Lynn Craig, the owner of Accurate Diagnostics Laurens County.

7 other families have now filed lawsuits against Lynn Craig, Accurate Diagnostics, and DSS because of children being pulled from family members over falsified drug tests.

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