The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

Local News

August 29, 2013

Nurse arrested for alleged theft of drugs from work

A local nurse has been arrested on charges of delivery of a controlled substance after a search warrant on her home yielded medications taken from her place of employment, according to the press release from the Raleigh County Sheriff’s Department.

The sheriff’s department Drug and Narcotics Investigative Unit working in conjunction with the Beckley Police Department Narcotics Enforcement Team, executed a search warrant on a resident on Stanley Road in Beckley.

The search warrant was the result of an investigation into one of the home’s occupants, Crystal Graham. Graham has been employed as an LPN at the Jackie Withrow Hospital and was taken into custody on charges of delivery of a controlled substance.

During the execution of the search warrant, various types of medication were allegedly located in the residence. The medication’s packaging indicated that it had been taken from the hospital, police said.

The administration at the hospital is cooperating with authorities and the investigation is ongoing. Further charges are possible.

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