Nurse accused of taking morphine, not giving it to patient, DHEC says

Amanda Skoczlas

SPARTANBURG CO., S.C. (WSPA) – A nurse is accused of taking morphine and not giving it to a patient under her care.

According to an arrest warrant, 32-year-old Amanda Lynn Skoczlas was charged with theft of a controlled substance after taking morphine without a practitioner’s order.

Skoczlas was also charged with violation of drug distribution law after records showed that the morphine was taken from one of her patients.

Skoczlas allegedly admitted the patient never received the morphine.

The state Department of Health and Environmental Control investigated the case, according to warrants.

She is no longer a nurse at Mary Black, according to a hospital spokesperson.

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