Another nurse arrested for tampering with morphine at a Massachusetts facility



BOSTON – A Connecticut nurse was charged with tampering with liquid morphine prescribed to a patient.

Danielle Works, 42, of Stafford Springs, Conn., was charged on Oct. 27, 2020 with tampering with a consumer product.

According to the charging document, on Jan. 27, 2018, Works tampered with a bottle of morphine prescribed to a patient at Governor’s Center, a nursing facility in Westfield, by removing the morphine from the bottle and diluting the remaining morphine with another substance.

The charging statute provides for a sentence of up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release and a fine of $250,000. Sentences are imposed by a federal district court judge based upon the U.S. Sentencing Guidelines and other statutory factors.

United States Attorney Andrew E. Lelling; Jeffrey Ebersole, Special Agent in Charge of the Food and Drug Administration, Office of Criminal Investigations; and Acting Commissioner Margaret Cooke of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health made the announcement today. Assistant U.S. Attorney Chris Looney of Lelling’s Health Care Fraud Unit is prosecuting the case.

Massachusetts nurse pleaded guilty to diverting morphine for dying veterans last week.

A Massachusetts nurse sentenced for stealing Morphine from dying patients in September

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