A Texas nurse was arrested for stealing vials of a powerful narcotic and replacing them with lidocaine, an anesthetic.
According to the arrest report, 29-year-old Kyle Evans admitted to being injected with five flasks of hydromorphone stolen from a distributor of the Northeast Methodist Hospital, Fox 29 reported on San Antonio .
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According to the report, Evans, who was arrested Thursday, handed the vials to the distributor after filling them with lidocaine, the station reported. The flights took place in February.
The story becomes much more serious because the arrest report indicates that Evans is HIV-positive and that the hospital was unable to determine if he had filled the vials with the syringe he was injecting himself into. even according to the station.
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The hospital said staff took precautions after the discovery of flights and that no patients were at risk of contracting HIV, Fox reported.
Three of the five vials were sent for further testing, the San Antonio Express-News reported.
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Evans was accused of tampering with a consumer product and drug misappropriation and was transferred to Bexar County Prison, the newspaper reported.