Nursing Home Employee Arrested After Stealing Morphine from Facility

A nursing home employee was arrested today after police said she stole morphine pills and left patients alone while she attempted to sell them door-to-door. The 42-year-old caretaker, was arraigned on charges of drug possession, possession with intent to deliver, theft by unlawful taking and reckless endangerment.

According to court documents, a resident of the neighborhood called police on Tuesday to report a woman from the nursing home had come to her door and tried to sell her morphine. When police went to the facility, the employee admitted to stealing the pills and attempting to sell them. 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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