Many people in New Jersey seem to have predefined ideas in their heads about who gets involved with heroin. In many cases, these ideas do not include people holding professional jobs like nursing. However, anyone can end up being linked to illegeal drugs like heroin, even a nurse.
Today, one nurse is in prison in Pennsylvania after essentially being arrested two times on the same day. Both arrests were related to heroin. The woman is a nurse and she worked for Rutgers University which is responsible for providing nursing staff to the New Jersey Department of Corrections. An incident a few months ago resulted in a warrant being issued for the woman's arrest. Recently, officers arrested her while she was going to work. Once at a prison, the woman was arrested a second time after officers there allegedly discovered heroin in her belongings.
In total, her bond for both arrests amounts to $150,000. The first arrest resulted in a $50,000 bond and the remaining $100,000 bond was imposed after the second arrest. Her multiple criminal charges include possession of a drug or contraband while an inmate, intent to deliver heroin, possession of a controlled substance and more.
Situations like the above can sound very grave and certainly they are serious. Talking to a lawyer at a time like this may be a good way for people to get help understanding the law and their options when facing such charges.
Source: Lehigh Valley Live, "N.J. prison nurse arrested twice on Pa. drug charges," Tony Rhodin, July 20, 2016