Nurse pleads guilty to taking drugs from patients

NEW ALBANY – A New Albany nurse pleaded guilty in court after an investigation showed she signed out Lortab but failed to give them to patients.
Kimberly Murrell, 37, of Plantersville entered a plea of guilty Wednesday before Judge Andrew Howorth in Lafayette County to one count of acquiring or obtaining possession of controlled substance or prescription by misrepresentation, fraud and the like. She was indicted on the charges by a Union County grand jury in October 2009.
Murrell agreed to and was accepted to participate in the Third Judicial District Drug Court, which is a minimum 36-month program consisting of five phases. Murrell met eligibility as this was her first offense and she had no previous convictions.
At the time of the crimes Murrell was working at Graceland Care Center as an LPN.

NEMS Daily Journal