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Nurse at St. Louis County Hospital Admits Fraudulently Obtaining Fentanyl

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Eastern District of Missouri

ST. LOUIS – A nurse at a St. Louis County, Missouri hospital pleaded guilty to a federal felony Thursday and admitted fraudulently obtaining fentanyl for her own use.

Lindsay J. Maupin, 31, of Cape Girardeau, pleaded guilty in front of U.S. District Judge Stephen R. Clark to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. Maupin, a registered nurse, admitted that from Jan. 18, 2020 to Feb. 2, 2020, while working at Mercy Hospital South in St. Louis County, she fraudulently obtained fentanyl from a Pyxis machine for her own use on multiple occasions.

Maupin is scheduled to be sentenced February 2. The charge is punishable by up to four years in prison.

This case was investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration. Assistant U.S. Attorney Amy Sestric prosecuted the case.   

Updated October 27, 2022

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