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Wake EMS worker charged in morphine theft

Posted May 23, 2010
Updated May 26, 2010

— An employee has been accused of stealing morphine from Wake County Emergency Medical Services, according to an arrest warrant.

Jordan Coats, 23, of 208 E. Holt in Smithfield, was charged with one felony count of embezzling a controlled substance by an employee of a regulated agency.

The warrant states that Coats took two syringes containing between 20 mg and 2 ml of morphine.

He was being held in the Wake County jail under a $3,000 bond.


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  • antares911 May 27, 2010

    Oh Jordan... :( I wish you'd not done this. You were such a solid Paramedic and so much fun to work with. It couldn't have been worth it.

  • Not_So_Dumb May 24, 2010

    I believe they meant to say 2 mililiters.

  • fugitive guy May 24, 2010

    What is the street value of 2 liters of morphine? Oh, yeah...LOL

  • SaltyOldJarhead May 24, 2010

    Guess there is a job opening at the Wake Co EMS now, huh?

  • pattip574 May 24, 2010

    no EMS unit carries 2 liters of morphine.

  • johnstonredneck May 24, 2010

    He must have been planning to have a really big patry at his house.