DENVER (AP) — Two Colorado nurses will serve time in jail after pleading guilty to stealing opioids from health care facilities.

U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer’s office announced Tuesday that 43-year-old Lisa Marie Jones was sentenced to 14 months in prison.

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Jones pleaded guilty to theft and tampering with a consumer product.

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Prosecutors say she stole hydromorphone, morphine and fentanyl from the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Denver and a free-standing UCHealth emergency room in 2016.

They say Jones primarily stole leftover medication from patients but also emptied two vials of fentanyl at the emergency room, replacing it with saline.

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Troyer’s office says 28-year-old Marlene Gilmore was sentenced to 4 months in prison for stealing fentanyl, morphine and hydromorphone from North Colorado Medical Center in 2016.
She pleaded guilty to one count of theft.