NYPD cop claims he was fired after hemp soap caused positive drug test

NYPD cop claims he was fired after hemp soap caused positive drug test

This cop’s bathing ritual has turned into a soap opera.

In a predicament straight out of “Seinfeld,” an NYPD officer claims his organic hemp soap caused him to fail a departmental drug test and ultimately, lose his job.

Like Julia Louis-Dreyfus’ character Elaine Benes on the hit series — who blamed a poppy seed muffin for causing a positive drug test that cost her job — Officer Jeremy Jacinto says he was a regular user of Dr. Bronner’s All-One Hemp Almond Pure-Castile bar soap, which includes organic hemp seed oil.

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The officer wants a court to reverse his termination, claiming there’s nothing illegal about using the hemp soap.

In September, Jacinto was called in for an end-of-probation physical and drug test, he said in a Manhattan Supreme Court filing against the city and the NYPD.

A couple of weeks later, he was told he failed the drug test and was suspended.

After a brief reinstatement, Jacinto was terminated in December, according to court papers.

He wants the court to overturn the decision, and calls the soap a “legal, over-the-counter healthcare product.”

The city Law Department said it would review the case.

The NYPD declined to comment on the litigation.

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