A registered nurse in Seattle, Washington has been arrested for "diverting"
drugs approximately one-hundred times before being caught. Gordon McSherry,
46, is accused of taking fentanyl (to treat cancer pain) and other
prescription drugs from Seattle hospitals.
The nurse is accused of withdrawing medication for patients who never got
them or did not have a doctor's orders for the medication. He was
then caught in another hospital taking the fentanyl from a dispenser.
He also had fentanyl and midazolam in his backpack. He was fired from
that hospital, but, not to be deterred, he went on to another hospital
where he took hydromorphone from the Providence Holy Family in Spokane,
Despite being fired from two hospitals and charges pending against him
in King County, he had a fourth nursing job at a Emergency Service center.
He was ultimately suspended from there.