CNT: Nurse arrested for stealing controlled substances
A nurse was arrested Tuesday after it was determined that she was stealing controlled substances from a local hospital, according to the Chatham-Savannah Counter Narcotics Team (CNT.)
CNT arrested Lindsey Burke, 33, of Pooler. She was a registered nurse for Memorial Medical Center at the time of her arrest. She was charged with multiple felony drug charges and theft by taking. Burke remains in the Chatham County Detention Center.
The hospital's security contacted CNT regarding a narcotics shortage and missing medical-related items. Through their investigation, CNT determined that Burke was "unlawfully removing various forms of controlled substances with no legitimate medical purposes and outside the scope of her normal duties."
CNT says the missing narcotics and medical-related items were later recovered in Burke's possession. They say their investigation determined that Burke appeared to be acting alone.
“I would like to thank Memorial Medical Center for their partnership. They have a security plan in place that alerted them to the discrepancies and immediately contacted us. Their quick response and partnership greatly aided in recovering all items before they left the hospital,” said CNT Director Everett Ragan.