Hendersonville police have charged a local nurse for substituting a patient’s medication with Tylenol and stealing the more potent narcotic, Hydrocodone.

The department received a complaint in December involving Heather Wooten, a registered nurse, according to an HPD media release. Wooten performed a home health visit with a 90-year-old patient and was believed to have swapped medication.

The investigating detective learned that a pill count was conducted during a medical appointment with Tylenol replacing some of the narcotic medication prescribed to the patient. The detective later determined that Wooten had exchanged narcotic medication for Tylenol during an unscheduled and abnormal pill count while conducting her home health visit.

Wooten, 31 of Cross Plains, was arrested Jan. 5 and charged with burglary, theft of property under $1,000, and adulteration of a food or drug. Her bond was set at $17,500. She is scheduled to appear in Sumner County General Sessions Court on Feb. 9.

Anyone with information regarding this incident or other crimes is encouraged to contact Hendersonville Detectives at 615-264-5303 or call Hendersonville Crime Stoppers at 615-594-4113. Tips can also be submitted by text to the number 274637 (CRIMES) using the keyword TIPHPD.

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