Nurse Arrested For Theft of Hospital Drugs

By Eric Dutkiewicz - 21Alive

Credit: Whitley County Jail

Britte Smith, 40, of Columbia City

June 19, 2014 Updated Jun 19, 2014 at 9:52 PM EDT

COLUMBIA CITY, Ind. (21Alive) - A Columbia City nurse was arrested Thursday following a two month-long investigation.

Britte Smith, 40, works at Parkview Whitley Hospital. Indiana State Police say between Nov. 13, 2013 and Mar. 30, 2014, Smith used the hospital's Pyxis machines in the medical surgery and constant care units to dispense Hydromorphone HCL "for purposes other than patient care.

Smith was charged with interference with medical services, theft and possession of a narcotic drug, all felonies.

She was released on $10,000 bond and will appear Monday in Whitley County Court.

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