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Former hospital pharmacist accused of morphine theft

7 years 8 months 3 days ago Sunday, January 24 2016 Jan 24, 2016 January 24, 2016 12:10 PM January 24, 2016 in News
Source: Associated Press

MAYS LANDING, N.J. - Prosecutors say a former registered pharmacist is accused of stealing morphine and replacing it with saline at a southern New Jersey hospital where he once worked.

Frederick McLeish was arrested at his home after an Atlantic County grand jury indicted him on charges of drug tampering, theft and drug possession. The 53-year-old Egg Harbor Township faces up to 10 years in prison if convicted.

County prosecutors say McLeish replaced morphine with saline solution in vials that were to be administered to patients at Shore Medical Center in Somers Point between July and September of 2014.

A telephone number for McLeish could not be located Sunday. It was not known if he has retained an attorney.

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