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Former Sunflower County nurse charged with Illegally obtaining patient’s drugs

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

34-year-old Samuel Chase Henderson of Indianola, has been arrested today following the indictment by a Sunflower County Grand Jury for three felony counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud.

This was announced by Attorney General Jim Hood.

At the time of the alleged crimes, Henderson was a nurse employed at Sunflower County Hospital.

In each count of the indictment, Henderson is charged with fraudulently obtaining Demerol, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, prescribed for multiple patients and converting it to his own use. 

Henderson was booked into the Sunflower County Jail and released from custody after posting a $10,000 bond. His arraignment date is set for January 20th at 1:30 P.M.

For each count, Henderson faces up to five years behind bars and a $1,000 fine for a total of 15 potential years and $3,000 in fines.

As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

This case was investigated by Norman Young and will be prosecuted by Special Assistant Attorneys General Mark McClinton and Katie Moulds of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.

We will keep you posted if we get any further information.

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