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Second Nurse in Two Months Indicted for Stealing Fentanyl From Johnson County Hospital

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Another nurse has been charged with stealing fentanyl from the Johnson County hospital.

A federal grand jury had indicted Alec Ramirez, 30, of possession of fentanyl and other related crimes. He was a registered nurse at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park.

Court documents claim that Ramirez removed vials of fentanyl and hydromorphone from an automated dispensing cabinet at Menorah Medical Center.

He then replaced the medications with an alternate liquid then returning the vials to the cabinet.

This is the second nurse in two months who has been charged with taking fentanyl from Menorah Medical Center.

In October, Faith Naccarato, 41, was indicted on a similar crime.

Court documents show Naccarato is accused of removing vials of fentanyl from an automated dispensing cabinet at Menorah Medical Center in Overland Park and AdventHealth Shawnee Mission in Meriam. The alleged crimes occurred between January 2020 and April 2020.

Authorities claim she replaced the fentanyl with a different liquid substance and returning the vials to the cabinets. Currently the DEA is investigating both cases.

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