Scott County nurse arrested for taking drugs from patient for own use

Scott County nurse arrested for taking drugs from patient for own use A Scott County nurse has been arrested and charged with taking drugs from a patient for his own purposes, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
 
Jacob  David Lee, age 27, formerly a registered nurse (RN) at S. E. Lackey Critical Access Hospital in Forest, turned himself in to investigators with the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on Wednesday following indictment by the Scott County Grand Jury on one count of  “obtaining a controlled substance by means of fraud…”.  The indictment alleges  that Lee took possession of a quantity of  the drug Pethidine, also known as demerol, a Schedule II Controlled Substance, by changing the physician’s order for a patient and then converting it to his own use.  
                                                      
Lee was booked into the Scott County jail and released on a $5,000 bond.  If convicted, he faces up to five years behind bars. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
 
The case is being investigated by Trey Rogers of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Prosecution of the case will be handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Garland Lyell.