Police Discover Nursing Home Medication Aide Taking Resident Medication Home to be Sold

According to an arrest warrant, a woman has been accused of taking prescription medicine from nursing home patients and giving it to her common-law husband to sell. The 37-year-old certified nursing home medication aide was charged with diversion of controlled substances.

Police with the Drug Enforcement Administration bought a total of 11 oxycodone pills, 188 hydrocodone pills, 10 diazepam pills, 33 morphine pills, 13 methadone pills and 91 alprazolam pills from the woman's husband in July and August 2011.

Police also found an additional 219 units of controlled substances in the woman's house, the warrant said. The woman told authorities that she took prescription medications from patients by documenting that the medications had been administered and then taking the medications home with her, the warrant said. 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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