ETX nurse accused of stealing opioid prescription for personal use

ETX nurse accused of stealing opioid prescription for personal use
Dorothy Kay Brantley (Source: Gregg County judicial records)

LONGVIEW, TX (KLTV) - An East Texas nurse has been accused of stealing opioids, that was not issued to her, for personal use.

Dorothy Kay Brantley, 48, of Longview was arrested on a warrant and is charged with diversion of a controlled substance for personal use.

Brantley was a registered nurse employed by Care Team Home Health Services. According to the indictment, on or about Nov. 9 of 2016, Brantley knowingly took, for her own use, the controlled substance, Hydrocodone.

The indictment says that Brantly was able to obtain the drugs by using a prescription that wasn't issued to her.

Brantley was arrested and charged on April 5. She was released the following day on a $5,000 bond. Brantley is scheduled to be arraigned on the charge on Friday, April 20.

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