28 Apr 2010

Fined for stealing drug from hospitals

6:09 pm on 28 April 2010

A woman who unlawfully obtained pethidine from hospitals and medical practices in the lower North Island has been fined $2500.

Luana Taylor, 50, was due to go on trial in the Wellington District Court on Wednesday but pleaded guilty to seven charges of theft of a controlled drug and three of obtaining medical services by deception.

Judge Mike Behrens also sentenced Taylor to 12 months' supervision, including treatment for drug addiction.