Hos­pi­tal drug theft case set over

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The case of a li­censed prac­ti­cal nurse ac­cused of steal­ing pre­scrip­tion drugs from a Car­bon­ear hos­pi­tal has been set over un­til next month.

Char­maine Hud­son, 45, is fac­ing charges of theft un­der $5,000 and fal­si­fy­ing doc­u­ments. When her case was called last Wed­nes­day, de­fence lawyer Jerome Kennedy told the judge he was wait­ing for more in­for­ma­tion from the Crown.

Hud­son, who was present in Har­bour Grace pro­vin­cial court last week along with sev­eral sup- porters, is a res­i­dent of Vic­to­ria. Eastern Health con­tacted po­lice a year ago upon iden­ti­fy­ing sev­eral in­stances where pre­scrip­tion med­i­ca­tions were miss­ing at Car­bon­ear Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal, where Hud­son used to work.

The ac­cused was ar­rested and charged in Fe­bru­ary 2015 fol­low­ing a po­lice in­ves­ti­ga­tion into Eastern Health’s ini­tial com­plaint. The Crown in­di­cated last month it would pro­ceed by in­dict­ment on this mat­ter.

The case will re­turn to Har­bour Grace pro­vin­cial court Aug. 19.

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