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Man allegedly faked drug test 15 times with water and yellow dye before getting caught

March 13th, 2014 4:30 pm by Jeff Bobo

Man allegedly faked drug test 15 times with water and yellow dye before getting caught

Rodney Lorin Wallen

ROGERSVILLE — A Rogersville man allegedly admitted to police he'd successfully faked a probation office urine test about 15 times with water, yellow dye, and a pair of pantyhose before getting caught Wednesday afternoon.

Rodney Lorin Wallen, 36, 413 Pinhook Road, Rogersville, was placed on a year of probation on May 8, 2013 after pleading guilty to a charge of simple possession of Schedule III narcotics.

Wallen was also granted a Title 40 sentencing alternative.

Title 40 sentencing is reserved for first time offenders and allows them to have their record expunged if they complete the terms of probation.

Wallen's probation would have been completed on May 7 had it not been for Wednesday's misstep.

Shortly after 1 p.m. Rogersville Police Department Officer George Henry was dispatched to the Rogersville ACS (Alternative Correction Service) on a drug test falsification complaint made by probation officer Brooke Hall.

Henry stated in his report that when Wallen arrived at the ACS office to submit to a drug screen it was discovered by Hall that he allegedly had a small bottle of fake urine comprised of water and yellow die attached to his inner thigh with a pair of pantyhose.

"Mr. Wallen admitted the 'urine' was water with yellow coloring," Henry said. "Mr. Wallen admitted he had done this approximately 15 times in the past."

Wallen was charged with falsifying the results of a drug test, a Class A misdemeanor. he also has a probation violation charge pending, and his Title 40 sentencing is likely to be revoked.

He will be held in the Hawkins County Jail without bond pending arraignment on the new charge in Sessions Court Monday.

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