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Plea hearing set for nurse accused of diluting drugs at Kansas nursing home

December 1, 2010

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A nurse with a history of drug abuse who is accused of diluting drugs at a Kansas nursing home may have reached a plea deal with prosecutors.

A court filing Monday shows Deborah J. Riggs of Goddard is scheduled for a change-of-plea hearing on Dec. 13 before U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson in Topeka.

The 55-year-old nurse is accused in a 10-count indictment with tampering with a consumer product and adulteration of drugs. The charges allege she diluted morphine solutions intended for five patients at the Halstead Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Riggs has a previous drug-related conviction and had her nursing license suspended twice after previous allegations of stealing controlled substances.

Comments

lawslady 3 years, 12 months ago

If the Board of Nursing doesn't yank her license for good now, they need to be replaced! Can you imagine anything much lower than someone who steals pain medicines from sick old people who need it?

Flap Doodle 3 years, 12 months ago

This nurse should never again work in health-care.

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