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Ripley nurse accused of taking prescriptions from patients

Source: Attorney General's Office Source: Attorney General's Office
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

A Ripley nurse is accused of taking controlled substances away from patients.

According to the Attorney General's Office, 27-year-old Sarah Lepard turned herself into police on Wednesday after being indicted by a Tippah County Grand Jury on two counts of acquiring or obtaining possession of a controlled substance or prescription “by misrepresentation, fraud and the like” and one count of Medicaid Fraud.

Lepard worked as a licensed practical nurse at Golden Living Center in Ripley at the time that the alleged crimes were committed. The indictment charges Lepard with obtaining schedule two controlled substances, Oxycodone and Hydrocodone, from two patients at the facility by signing the drugs out without dispensing to the patients prescribed the drugs.

Lepard was booked into the Tippah County jail and released on a $10,000.00 bond. 

If convicted, she faces up to five years behind bars. 

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