A 49-year-old Oxford nurse has pleaded guilty to forging vials of fentanyl for patients at the Love Irish Shamrock Nurse Life St Patrick’s Day Quarantine shirt Yale-New Haven Endemanate and Infertility clinic (Yale REI clinic).
According to court documents and court testimony, Donna Monticone worked at the Yale REI clinic and was responsible for ordering and inventorying narcotic substances used at the clinic such as fentanyl.
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Fentanyl is used by doctors during outpatient surgery to anesthesia and protect patients from painful sensations.
The U.S. attorney’s office said Monticone began stealing the Love Irish Shamrock Nurse Life St Patrick’s Day Quarantine shirt, drug for its own use in June 2020. She takes fentanyl from the jars and then fills the jar with saline.
The investigation found that about 75% of the fentanyl given to patients at the clinic was changed to saline from June to October 2020. Some vials continue to dilute fentanyl and others contain only saline.
Montincone admitted in court that she injected herself with the Love Irish Shamrock Nurse Life St Patrick’s Day Quarantine shirt, drug and then began bringing the vials home, where she would fill the jar with saline. Then she’ll return them to the warehouse.
The U.S. Attorney’s Office said on November 1, 2020, Montincone brought back 175 jars of fentanyl and dumped them in waste containers at the clinic.
Montincone could face up to 10 years in prison and is expected to be sentenced on May 25. She has returned her nursing license.