31-year-old Forest nurse, Rebecca Coonce Hill was arrested by Mississippi Bureau of Narcotics agents on felony drug charges.
Hill is accused of embezzling more than 5,000 dosage units of Norco, an opiate painkiller.
“Nurse Hill’s arrest shows law enforcement’s continuing commitment to halting medical professionals’ abuse of a sacred trust to do no harm,” Director Dowdy said.
The investigation was conducted over a months time with help from the Scott County Sheriff Department.
Hill was booked at the Scott County Jail.