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Newalla man sentenced in drug court scam, burglary charges

John Adam Barfield, 27, of Newalla, will serve four years in prison on a second-degree burglary charge, a sentence which runs concurrently with a two-year sentence on 20 counts involving giving clean drug testing results for money.
by Matt Dinger Published: February 7, 2014
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A Newalla man received a two-year sentence for falsifying drug tests while he worked at a lab that contracts with Oklahoma County's drug court program.

He also will serve four years on a second-degree burglary charge committed while he was out on bail.

John Adam Barfield, 27, made a blind plea in October to fourteen counts of false preparation of exhibits as evidence, five counts of state computer crimes act violations and one count of conspiracy to commit a felony in Oklahoma County District Court.

He also was charged in Dec. 13 with second-degree burglary in Oklahoma County. He pleaded guilty to that count Jan. 31, his sentencing date in the drug testing case.

The sentences will be served at the same time, the judge ruled.

Barfield falsified urinalysis records for money between Dec. 1, 2012, and Jan. 29, 2013. Records showed clean urine samples when no testing was done. He worked for Compliance Resource Group, which operates the lab and contracted with the county's drug court program, prosecutors said.

Barfield was paid by a confidential informant for his action in “falsifying the evidence,” according to a probable cause affidavit.

Barfield is being held in the Oklahoma County jail.

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by Matt Dinger
Court Reporter
Matt Dinger was born and raised in Oklahoma City. He has worked in OPUBCO's News and Information Center since 2006, and has been assigned to the breaking news desk since its formation in fall 2008. He specializes in crime and police reporting.
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