Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields said a former employee of Moore County Emergency Medical Services is facing charges of 19 counts of larceny by employee, 19 counts of embezzle/divert controlled substance by registrant/employee, 18 counts of obtaining controlled substances by fraud/forgery, 10 counts of trafficking in opium or heroin by possession, seven counts of felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, seven counts of simple possession of schedule II controlled substance, and one count of simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance.
Fields announced in a news advisory that Debbie King, of Thomasville, N. C., was placed at the Moore County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond on Wednesday after an investigation in Carthage.
“Ms. King is a former supervisor who worked for the Moore County Emergency Medical Services,” said Fields about the investigation and arrest of the 58-year-old suspect. “During the investigation, Detectives learned that King had taken 110 vials of fentanyl, 116 vials of morphine, and 15 vials of midazolam from Moore County EMS inventory. Fentanyl and morphine are Schedule II controlled substances and midazolam is a Schedule IV controlled substance listed under the North Carolina Controlled Substance Act.”
King is due in court on May 31 and is presumed innocent until proven guilty.