Horn Lake Nurse Arrested for Possession of Controlled Substance
A Horn Lake nurse has been arrested for alleged possession of a controlled substance, announced Attorney General Jim Hood today.
Justin McElroy, 31, of Horn Lake, turned himself in to authorities Thursday, July 24, after being indicted by a Desoto County Grand Jury. At the time the crimes are alleged to have been committed, McElroy was working as an RN at a nursing home in Southaven. He is alleged to have acquired over 20 Oxycodone pills which had been prescribed to and purchased for a patient, and converted them to his own use.
McElroy was booked into the Desoto County jail with a bond set at $10,000. If convicted of the charges, McElroy faces a maximum of five years in prison and $1,000 in fines. As with all cases, the defendant is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt in a court of law.
This case was investigated and will be prosecuted by the Attorney General’s Medicaid Fraud Control Unit.