CARYVILLE, TN (WLAF) – A call of a possibly intoxicated man in the Loop Road area of Caryville came into the 911 call center last Thursday night. Campbell County Sheriff’s Deputy Preston Mullins responded to the call and allegedly found the man staggering into the roadway of Bruce Gap Road.

Mullins spoke with the man and noticed he was very lethargic; his pupils were dilated and not focusing well according to a report from the Sheriff’s Department. Mullins asked the man if he had taken any medications or consumed alcohol to which he allegedly replied that he had injected a Roxicodone earlier in the day. Mullins attempted to conduct field sobriety tests with the man, but he refused and stated that he believed he was already arrested because the police had a personal vendetta against him, based on the deputy’s narrative.

The man, identified as Allen Jason Hall, was asked if he had any types of illegal items to which he denied, however Mullins located a hypodermic syringe in the Hall’s left trouser pocket.

Hall, 39, 788 Grantsboro Rd, LaFollette was charged with public intoxication and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jail records reveal that Hall is unemployed and was arrested for the 30th time. He was released on his own recognizance and has a court date on Aug. 12 as indicated on the sheriff’s office release. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 07/29/2021-6AM)