Conway Medical Center nurse accused of taking morphine from hospital

Published: Mar. 22, 2022 at 3:28 PM EDT|Updated: Mar. 22, 2022 at 6:05 PM EDT
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CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – A registered nurse was arrested after being accused of taking morphine from Conway Medical Center.

Heather Boyette Lee is charged with theft of controlled substances and violation of drug distribution.

Arrests warrants from the South Carolina Department of Health and Environmental Control show that in February, while working at the hospital, she stole a quantity of morphine “for her own personal use, with the intent to deprive Conway Medical Center.”

She’s also accused of failing to document or fraudulently documenting quantities of morphine and being unable to account for the whereabouts of the substance, according to the arrest warrants.

Lee was arrested on Friday and released hours later on a $1,500 bond.

Conway Medical Center released the following statement regarding Lee’s employment at the hospital:

Heather Boyette Lee was employed at Conway Medical Center from August 2, 2021 to February 18, 2022.  She is no longer employed at Conway Medical Center. As this is an ongoing criminal investigation, we have no comment at this time.

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