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Former Roanoke pharmacist pleads guilty to tampering after paraphernalia found in employee bathroom

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ROANOKE, Va. (WDBJ) – Bryan Wade Lewis, 34 of Roanoke, is facing up to 10 years behind bars for one count of tampering with a consumer product, hydromorphone, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Monday.



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Court documents show that in January of 2018, an employee at Home Choice Partners found a needle, alcohol pad, and a bloody tissue in an employee bathroom toilet and reported it to a colleague. When that colleague asked Lewis if he was aware of these items, he said they may have fallen out of his pocket.

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The employee proceeded to contact human resources which resulted in a drug test for all employees.

Lewis was scheduled to be off work the day of the drug test, but was still instructed to report to work for a screening. He proceeded to contact an employee and explain to them that

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