Greenwood nurse charged with illegally obtaining drugs on duty

From The Mississippi Link Newswire

JACKSON – A Greenwood nurse is facing charges that she illegally obtained drugs while she was on duty.

Stephanie Ray Barton, 46, formerly a licensed practical nurse (LPN) at Golden Age Nursing Home in Greenwood turned herself in to investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit following indictment by the Leflore County Grand Jury on seven counts of “obtaining a controlled substance by means of fraud…”

The indictment alleges, per the first count, that Barton took possession of a quantity of the drug Lorcet, which contains hydrocodone, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, by signing for the drug on the Patients’ Individual Sedative Record and then converting it to her own use. The remaining six counts contain similar allegations.

Barton was booked into the Leflore County jail and released on a $10,000 bond. If convicted, she faces up to 35 years behind bars.

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