Leflore County Nurse Sentenced to Drug Court

February 5, 2013

A Sidon woman has been sentenced to Drug Court, announced Attorney General Jim Hood Today.

Stephanie Ray Barton, age 46, of Sidon, appeared before Judge W. Ashley Hines in Leflore County Circuit Court January 30 and entered an open plea of guilty to one count of obtaining a controlled substance by means of fraud or subterfuge.  An open plea means that the defendant threw herself upon the mercy of the Court, and that no recommendation was made by the State.

Barton was a licensed practical nurse working at Golden Age Nursing Home in Greenwood.  She was charged by indictment with taking controlled substances from the facility and converting them to her own use by consuming them.

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