Sumary of Northborough Nurse Charged with Tampering with Liquid Morphine:
- BOSTON – A registered nurse was arrested yesterday in connection with tampering with morphine prescribed to a nursing home resident in her care..
- Gwen Rider, 41, of Northborough, was indicted on one count of tampering with a consumer product and one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and deception..
- Rider was released on conditions after making an initial appearance in federal court in Worcester this afternoon..
- During her shift and while entrusted with the care of a resident suffering from dementia, Rider allegedly tampered with a bottle of morphine sulfate prescribed to the patient by removing some of the morphine and tampering with the remaining supply….