Texas Nurse Accused of Stealing Narcotic, Replacing Vials With Anesthetic

A Texas nurse has been arrested on charges that he stole vials of a powerful narcotic to get high on the job and replaced them with the anesthetic lidocaine.

The arrest report says Kyle Evans, 29, admitted injecting himself with five vials of hydromorphone he stole from a dispenser at Northeast Methodist Hospital in Live Oak, Texas. Evans, who was arrested Thursday, returned the vials to the dispenser after refilling them with lidocaine, local media reported.

The arrest report indicates Evans has HIV and says that the hospital was unable to determine if he refilled the vials with the syringe he used to inject himself. Evans was charged with tampering with a consumer product and drug diversion and booked into the Bexar County Jail.

Source: Nurse with HIV accused of stealing drug vials, injecting himself and returning vials | KABB

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