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Nurse allegedly distributed drugs intended for patients

By MELINDA WILLIAMS
melinda@southwesttimes.com

A nurse at a Dublin rehabilitation center was arrested Thursday for allegedly distributing drugs prescribed for patients.

Sgt. Michael Conroy with Virginia State Police reports Melissa Broyles, 42, is charged with distribution of schedule II and schedule III drugs in Pulaski County. He said she allegedly distributed drugs prescribed for patients of the center.

A licensed practical nurse, Broyles was working at Highland Ridge Rehabilitation Center in Dublin at the time.

Broyles was arrested after members of Claytor Lake Regional Drug Task Force executed a search of her Barren Springs residence at 273 Harrigan Drive in Wythe County.

Conroy said additional charges are also pending in both Pulaski and Wythe counties due to the ongoing investigation.

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9 Responses to Nurse allegedly distributed drugs intended for patients

  1. Sue

    August 24, 2012 at 10:53 am

    I gave up trying to read this article because the screen was flipping up and down with the change of the photo!

    • Editor

      August 24, 2012 at 2:34 pm

      This issue has been fixed. The article should now display correctly.

  2. David

    September 19, 2012 at 2:18 pm

    Why does Pulaski need a methadone clinic in the community when they have NURSEs that are dealers? Save the money on all the building, permits and supplies, and just put nurses like this on the payroll. Looks like she might be getting high on her own supply!

    • 07christiangrad

      September 24, 2012 at 10:45 pm

      First off not all nurses do things like this! she’s one nurse. seconde she wasnt even from Pulaski County if you read the article she was from wythe county! She only worked here! I my self am a CNA in pulaski County and I work with AMAZING nurses!

  3. david

    September 25, 2012 at 4:40 pm

    Congratulations on your love for your coworkers. Allow me to clarify for the likes of your comment. I believe the comment that I left was IN GENERAL, and refering to the methadone clinic which was a issue at hand. ( SECONDE <—-), The statement was also ment to reflect that it appears as if she isnt very wealthy in her second line of employment, as it appears that she is getting high on her own supply. I hope this sheds some light, and I know your coworkers will be pleased to see that the CNA certificate that you have achieved gave you confidence!!! CONGRATS to you :)

  4. unname

    November 2, 2012 at 12:11 am

    i am glad they got this nurse, this resdents need there pills and she did this, i hope they lock her up and throw away the key..

  5. dont condemn

    November 14, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    This article says “alleged” why is it people forget that? It does not say she was charged…..
    “Let he that are without sin, cast the first stone” We all have sinned at sometime in our lives. God loves us all.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • david

      November 23, 2012 at 10:40 am

      If she was arrested…..she was charged ;)

  6. david

    November 17, 2012 at 11:51 pm

    Why do we even need a justice system if your forgiven then minute you break the law? i sin, yes, but im not stealing pills and sellin them on the side! Maybe i should, seems like in pulaski you can steal 50K and sell prescription medication and this entire community is ok with it