Kentucky Paramedic Sentenced To 2 Years For Tampering With Fentanyl
MONTICELLO, Ky. – U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove sentenced former paramedic 49-year-old Susie Willis* to two years in prison Thursday for tampering with pain medication carried on the ambulance.
In May of 2010, Willis admitted she broke the seal on at least two medication vials containing the intravenous narcotic fentanyl citrate. She withdrew the medicine for her own personal use and then in an effort to avoid detection refilled the vials with saline solution. She resealed the vials with crazy glue. Presumably the saline was administered to subsequent patients who were in pain and would have provided no relief.
Willis’ plea agreement stated that the saline solution could have caused “extreme physical pain or impairment of bodily functions” if administered to a patient instead of the intended fentanyl. She*surrendered her EMT license in December of 2010.
Under federal law she must serve 85% of her prison sentence … (Continued...)