Nurse charged with stealing drugs from Meridian facility

Jackson, MS‹A Lauderdale County nurse has been arrested for illegally
obtaining drugs from the nursing home where she was working, announced
Attorney General Jim Hood today.

Shannon Bomar, age 36, of Lauderdale (in Lauderdale County), was arrested
recently following indictment for acquiring or obtaining possession of a
controlled substance or prescription by misrepresentation or fraud. The
indictment alleges that Bomar, while working as a nurse at the Golden Living
Nursing Center of Meridian, illegally took a quantity of Lortab tablets
from the facility.

Bomar was booked into the Lauderdale County Detention Center. If convicted,
she 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 Rodgers and will be prosecuted by
Special Assistant Attorney General Brad McCullouch of the Attorney General¹s
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.