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4 charged in Milwaukee VA Hospital drug investigation

  1. ZenobiaSky
    MILWAUKEE —Charges have been filed against four people involved in a drug investigation at Milwaukee's veterans hospital. WISN 12 News reporter Nick Bohr first reported on this case Thursday, when officials declined to comment on the investigation.

    Jermaine Cohill, 38, Ryan Driscoll, 35, Alicia Ojeda, 27, and Yvette Wright, 46, are charged with various narcotic charges related to possession or delivery of oxycodone from the VA Hospital, 5000 W. National Ave.

    The Veteran Affairs Police Department investigation began in early December after a fellow worker reported seeing three certified nursing assistants and a licensed practical nurse passing or exchanging medications.

    One of the employees admitted she would sell oxycodone to another nursing assistant for $5 a pill, but the others said they gave their pills to the others.

    According to the complaint, oxycodone and Percocet pills were transferred and sold among the four for several months.

    There's no indication they were stealing drugs from the hospital. or from patients, Bohr said.

    In response to WISN 12 News questions, the VA Hospital administration confirmed the four suspects are still employees, but refused to say whether they've been suspended.

    They haven't been arrested but are ordered to appear in court to face the charges later this month.

    Wright could face more than 25 years in prison if convicted of all charges. Ojeda and Cohill face up to three years if convicted, and Driscoll could face six years in prison.

    By Nick Bohr
    UPDATED 6:12 PM CST Mar 07, 2014
    WISN.com – ABC
    http://www.wisn.com/news/south-east...aukee-va-hospital-drug-investigation/24861946

    The Newhawks Crew

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