Boise Nurses Facing Federal Charges For Dishing Out Drugs
We love our doctors and nurses who work in healthcare. It's a stressful, exhausting, and sometimes thankless job, and we appreciate every single person who dedicates their lives to helping others.
Except for these two buttheads.
Two nurses out of Boise have gotten themselves in some trouble. Not parking ticket trouble, more like "going to prison for a long, long time" trouble. This is major. They're being charged with conspiracy to distribute controlled substances.
Meaning, they were giving out drugs to people who didn't need them, like oxycodone and hydrocodone.
Fact: It's highly illegal to give someone drugs they don't have a prescription for. So, don't do that. Also, it's not safe to take drugs you haven't been prescribed. So, don't do that either.
The U.S. Attorney's Office had this to say regarding the ongoing case:
Unlawful prescription schemes not only steal taxpayer dollars, but they also can cause addiction and physical harm to patients and the community.
Health care providers should never start down the path of fraud and unlawful prescription drug distribution. We won’t tolerate it, and I’m grateful for the Boise Police Department’s collaboration with our federal law enforcement partners to investigate the case we announced today.
Aren't we supposed to be able to trust those who are supposed to keep us alive and healthy? Maybe now we'll have to second guess ourselves when that prescription gets written.
The trial begins in August. If both nurses are found guilty, they could face up to 20 years in federal prison.