A nurse has been accused of selling prescription medicines. The woman was arrested and charged with prescription drug possession, selling or distributing opium, dispensing drugs without a prescription, and possessing drug paraphernalia. She worked in the intensive care ward of JFK Medical Center in West Palm Beach, Florida.
The 36-year-old nurse posted a bond of $53,250 and was released from jail. It is claimed that she stole the drugs from the intensive care ward of the hospital. She then allegedly sold these drugs in different quantities and forms to several different buyers.
A brief statement was released by the hospital in regard to the nurse's alleged crimes. They assure the public that they are conducting their own internal review. The hospital is also helping the police with any investigation that is underway in regard to this case. The nurse is not actively working at the hospital at this time.
The sheriff's office claims that the nurse was caught while selling two morphine pills for $60. The alleged sale was made to a confidential informant. That person claims that the nurse told him or her that she worked in the intensive care unit of a hospital and could get medications from the facility in order to sell them.
Prescription drug possession can be a serious charge, especially if it is believed that the accused had the intention of selling the medications. In the state of Florida, those who have been accused of such crimes may choose to consult with a criminal law attorney. The criminal lawyer is the best choice to advise the client in the best defense possible for his or her case.
Source: palmbeachpost.com, "NEW: JFK Medical Center nurse accused of stealing, selling pills", Julius Whigham II, May 24, 2017