An Indiana paramedic was charged Tuesday for stealing fentanyl from ambulances last year, a deadly drug that is taking lives all over the nation.
At the age of thirty, St. Vincent Hospital Paramedic Jeanan Joseph admitted to stealing multiple vials of fentanyl from ambulances parked at the Pike Township Fire Department last year, while she was working in the location.
Joseph told investigators that she would administer the drug to patients but keep the leftovers, rather than disposing of the vial.
According to the Indy Star, a warrant was issued for Joseph’s arrest on Wednesday.
A spokesman from Saint Vincent prepared the following statement to the paper in response to inquiries on the matter:
“While we cannot comment on matters under investigation, St. Vincent takes these matters seriously and will continue to cooperate with authorities. St. Vincent continues to be proactive and diligent with protocols, safeguards and reporting systems to keep track of medications and ensure their use is reserved for the patients that need them.”
Investigators believe she stole seven 2-milliliter vials.