FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jackson, MS - A Picayune resident has been arrested for illegally obtaining drugs, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Cathy King, 56, of Picayune, was arrested by investigators of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit on one count of acquiring or obtaining possession of a controlled substance or prescription by misrepresentation, fraud and the like, after being indicted by a Hancock County grand jury.
At the time the crime was alleged to have been committed, King worked as an RN for Woodland Village Nursing Center. King is alleged to have acquired the substance Roxanal, a schedule two controlled substance, by taking one vial from the refrigerator located in the nurses’ station where the medication was kept, but failed to dispense the drug to the resident it was prescribed for and instead converted the drug to her own use.
King was booked into the Hancock County jail. No bond has been set. If convicted, she faces up to five years in prison and a $1,000 fine. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case is being investigated by Kelly Edgar of the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit. Prosecution of the case will be handled by Special Assistant Attorney General Sue Perry.