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Wake EMS worker charged in morphine theft

Posted May 23, 2010 2:51 p.m. EDT
Updated May 26, 2010 7:44 p.m. EDT

— 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.