A mum who shed an amazing 121 lbs has told how police forced her to prove her identity and take a drugs test because she no longer looked like her driving licence photo.
Mum-of-ten Oksana Usova was first accused of using someone else’s documents in Novosibirsk, Russia, when she was pulled over by traffic police on the night of 28th October.
Then, after proving the licence belonged to her, Oksana told local media that police accused her of being a drug addict to account for the massive weight loss.
She told local media they warned her: “Ms Oksana, you have changed quite a bit.”
Oksana explained: “They thought I might have used illegal substances, causing the weight loss.”
She says staff at the drugs testing centre could barely believe their eyes when she walked in for a substance abuse check.
Oksana said: “They told me to spin around on one foot, all while wearing high heels! I did five rounds.
“Then, with my eyes closed, I touched my nose with my fingertips, showing the officers that there were no injection marks on my hands.
“Afterwards, I provided samples for drug testing.”
It was only two and a half hours after she was stopped that Oksana was released in the early hours of 29th October.
She said: “I went through their tests until half past midnight! After this situation, I decided that I needed to update my driver’s license to avoid such incidents in the future.”
Oksana actually lost the weight after comfort eating to pile on the pounds to reach 112 kilogrammes (246 lbs) during a series of family tragedies.
She was divorced from her first and second husbands and her youngest daughter was fighting cancer, she said.
But she began focusing on her health and managed to shed an astonishing 55 kilos (121 lbs).
However, her driver’s licence photo failed to reflect her remarkable transformation.
But Oksana said she has forgiven the police for the hold up.
She said: “I hold no grudge against the traffic police; they were just doing their job.
“It’s better to be on the side of caution than to let someone go in an unclear condition.”