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Ex-paramedic in Monticello is sentenced for tampering with pain medication

LONDON — A former EMS paramedic in Monticello was sentenced to two years in prison Thursday for tampering with pain medication that belonged to the EMS.

U.S. District Court Judge Gregory Van Tatenhove sentenced Susie Willis, 49, for tampering with a consumer product.

In May of 2010, Willis admitted she broke the seal on at least two EMS vials containing the pain medication fentanyl citrate; took the medicine for her own use; filled the vials with saline solution; and resealed the vials with crazy glue.

Willis surrendered her EMT license in December 2010.

Under federal law she must serve 85 percent of her prison sentence and will be on supervised release for three years after she is released.

The investigation was conducted by the FDA's Office of Criminal Investigations and the Kentucky State Police.

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