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  1. Balzafire
    A Long Island nurse has been charged with breaking into medical offices and sifting through piles of waste to steal still potent painkilling patches he'd suck for a popular new high.

    Erick St. Louis, 33, of Shirley, was arraigned yesterday for allegedly stealing the synthetic Fentanyl drug patches that deliver 50 to 100 times the painkilling punch of morphine.

    St. Louis told cops that he would suck the powerful cancer-patient medication from the patches "like an artichoke," authorities said

    Fentanyl abuse -- including a burgeoning black market for fresh patches -- is on the rise across the country, said Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota.



    By SELIM ALGAR
    November 19, 2010
    http://www.nypost.com/p/news/local/med_waste_sucker_punch_DfsYW8cBFeAUo0hmeUMYKI

Comments

  1. sparkling_star
    A person must be very desperate to dig through medical waste in search of getting high. When will some people think to themselves, "This just isn't worth it"?
  2. tamara
    You'd think a nurse, of all people, would be afraid of contaminating himself with diseases.
  3. MD426
    Medical waste is treated like a bio-hazard because of the things hospitals dispose of, putting your mouth on something out of a waste bin is truly stupid. What kind of nurse is this person?
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