Assisted Living Center Director Charged With Stealing Narcotics Off Patient Drug Cart

The former director of resident services at an assisted living center has been charged with stealing narcotics from an Alzheimer's patient at the facility.

The 23-year-old employee was charged with felony counts of possession of narcotic drugs and possessing an illegally obtained prescription.

If convicted as charged, the woman could face up to four years in prison and more than $10,000 in fines.

Police were contacted by a supervisor at the assisted living center on Feb. 11 that a pack of 28 methadone pills prescribed for a resident had been discovered missing from a locked medication cart.

During the investigation, the accused worker told police that she suspected two employees who had been terminated from the facility on the day the theft was discovered, according to the criminal complaint. She later admitted that she had taken the pills for her own use. During a subsequent search of her vehicle, police found tablets of Methadone, Ritalin, Oxycodone and Topamax, according to the criminal complaint. For more, read the story.


Robert W. Carter, Jr. is a Virginia attorney whose law practice is dedicated to protecting the rights of the victims of nursing home and assisted living neglect and abuse in Richmond, Roanoke, Norfolk, Lynchburg, Danville, Charlottesville, and across Virginia. 

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