Home Doll market Missoula hospital nurse admits to diverting drugs for her own use

Missoula hospital nurse admits to diverting drugs for her own use


Mary Schmidt Monahan, 61, a nurse at Community Medical Center in Missoula, pleaded guilty Thursday in Missoula federal court to diverting patient medications for her own use.

A press release from the Department of Justice, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the District of Montana, states that the allegations against Monahan include the facts that she misappropriated fentanyl and hydromorphone while she was a nurse in the hospital post-anaesthesia care unit.

A co-worker said she observed Monahan divert the drugs. When questioned by her supervisors, she admitted that she had been away from drugs for nearly a year. She admitted to a DEA agent that only part of the drugs were given to the patients, while she kept the rest of the drugs for herself.

Monahan faces up to four years in prison and a $250,000 fine. Sentencing is set for April 26 in federal court.

She was released pending further proceedings.

WATCH: Things from the year you were born that no longer exist

Iconic (and sometimes silly) toys, tech, and electronics have been usurped since their grand entrance, either through technological advancements or common-sense breakthroughs. See how many things on this list trigger childhood memories – and which ones were there and gone so fast you completely missed them.

WATCH: Here are the pets banned in each state

Since the regulation of exotic pets is left to the states, some organizations, including the Humane Society of the United States, are advocating for standardized federal legislation that would prohibit the ownership of large cats, bears, primates, and large poisonous snakes as pets.

Read on to see which pets are banned in your home country, as well as nationwide.

50 Most Popular Restaurant Chains in America

YouGov surveyed the country’s most popular restaurant brands, and Stacker compiled the list to give readers context for the findings. Read on to browse the wide and varied variety of American restaurants. You might even find a favorite or two.