Nurse Arrested for Diversion of Controlled Substances
BRADFORD, Vt. - Amy J. Vickers, 44, of Bradford, Vermont was arrested today on a complaint charging her with obtaining controlled substances by misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge, U.S. Attorney Jane E. Young announced.
According to the complaint, on June 17, 2022, Vickers was working as a nurse at Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital in Lebanon, New Hampshire, when hospital personnel noticed a discrepancy regarding the purported disposal of a dosage of hydromorphone. When confronted with the discrepancy, Vickers is alleged to have admitted to diverting the substance for her personal use, and having done so repeatedly over the course of a few months. It is not believed that any patients were affected by Vickers’ diversion of medications.
Vickers was arrested on August 8 and had an initial appearance before a U.S. Magistrate Judge. She was released pending further proceedings.
This matter is being investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration, with assistance from the Lebanon Police. The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney Charles L. Rombeau.
The charges in the complaint are only allegations. The defendant is presumed to be innocent unless and until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.