GENERIC: Fentanyl in vial, vials

FILE -- In this June 1, 2018 file photo, small vials of fentanyl are shown in the inpatient pharmacy at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City.

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- An Overland Park nurse has been indicted for allegedly stealing fentanyl and hydromorphone from a local hospital.

Alec Ramirez, a 30-year-old registered nurse, has been charged with: 

  • Two counts of tampering with a consumer product
  • One count of possession of fentanyl by deception and subterfuge
  • One count of possession of hydromorphone by deception and subterfuge

Court documents allege that Ramirez took vials of the drugs from an automated dispensing cabinet at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park in March of 2021. He then allegedly replaced them with a different liquid and put them back in the cabinet. 

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