KANSAS CITY, Kan. — A nurse has been charged with taking the powerful opioid fentanyl from medicine cabinets at two Kansas City-area hospitals.
The U.S. attorney’s office for Kansas announced Monday that a federal grand jury has indicted 41-year-old Faith Naccarato of Kansas City, Missouri, on four charges. She is charged with two counts of illegally possessing fentanyl through deception or subterfuge and two counts of tampering with a consumer product. Prosecutors said that in early 2020 she emptied fentanyl vials at the two hospitals and replaced the drug with another liquid.
Her attorney did not immediately respond to a telephone message and email seeking comment.