Saturday, July 19, 2008

When the county won't give you no more methadone

From Lileksville, USA, comes a sordid little story about someone accused of stealing narcotic medication. Refreshingly, this time Cindy McCain doesn't seem to be directly involved:
A nurse who works at the Hennepin County Jail and is married to a sheriff's deputy was charged Thursday with two felony theft counts for allegedly removing methadone from the jail dispensary.

Sarah DeSpiegeleare is charged with stealing methadone intended for an inmate on two occasions over several hours, according to Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman. She also was charged with one count of drug possession.

DeSpiegeleare's husband, Hennepin County Deputy Steve DeSpiegeleare, a courthouse and jail guard, is well regarded by his colleagues and was recently assigned to work on logistics for the Republican National Convention.
The Republican National Convention? Maybe this is related to the Baroness of Budweiser after all.

(Cross-posted at Yazoo Street Scandal.)

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