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Nursing home employee indicted for stealing drugs

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 SHEPHERDSVILLE - A former employee of a local nursing home has been indicted by the Bullitt County Grand Jury.

Laura Morrow, 36, has been charged with several drug-related offense after an investigation by the Bullitt County Drug Task Force.

Morrow was indicted for three counts of attempting to obtain a controlled substance by fraud, false statement or forgery.

She was also indicted for a single count of theft of a controlled substance.

And she faces nine counts of forgery.

An indictment is not a measure of guilt or innocence. It only means that at least nine of the 12 grand jurors felt there was enough information to move forward with a criminal trial.

In a press release from the Bullitt County Sheriff’s Office, detectives from the drug task force had been investigating the defendant since Nov. 6, 2013.

The allegation is that she had been signing other nurses’ names in order to dispense narcotics for her personal use.

According to the release, Morrow allegedly obtained 26 dosage units by signing the names of nine nurses. The narcotics obtained included hydrocodone, oxycodone and oxycontin.

Her arraignment in Bullitt Circuit Court will be on May 6.