Jan-13-20 HAMILTON COUNTY, Ohio
An Ohio woman is facing felony charges in Hamilton County after investigators say she stole drugs from the oral surgery center that employed her.
Madeira Police responded to the Oral Maxillofacial & Dental Implant Surgery in late October. The practice manager told police several doses of fentanyl were missing from their inventory.
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Investigators said Brittany Roehm, 30, who also goes by Brittany Byland, is behind the thefts.
Court records said Roehm was employed with the practice when she allegedly began emptying vials of fentanyl and refilling the vials with saline.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid pain reliever. It is comparable to morphine but considered 50 to 100 times more potent.
Investigators said she stole 10 portions of the drug, totaling to 470 mL.
Court documents said the narcotics disappeared between Sept. 6 and Oct. 18 2019.
A grand jury indicted Roehm on two felony charges, theft of drugs and tampering with drugs.
Roehm pleaded not guilty at her arraignment Friday. She is due back in court Jan. 22.