Paramedic gets 18 months for stealing Fentanyl

COVINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) —A former paramedic in Carter Co. has been sentenced to 18 months in federal prison after admitting that she stole fentanyl for her personal use.

35-year-old Amanda Sturgill Jones told authorities that on multiple occasions between 2012 and June 2013, she stole fentanyl from the EMS storage center.  Jones said to hide her theft, she would replace empty vials of fentanyl with saline.  Fentanyl is used to treat patients in severe pain. Jones pleaded guilty in May of this year.

On Monday, U.S. District Judge David L. Bunning sentenced 35 year-old Amanda Sturgill Jones and also ordered that she serve three years of supervised release following her prison term.

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