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Nurse Arrested After Surveillance Video Identification

Posted on Wednesday, August 2, 2017 at 10:13 am

A Franklin County woman has been arrested for leaving the drug fentanyl stuck to a door facing at the Grundy County Courthouse.
Heather Michelle Hodge (41), of Estill Springs, was charged on July 24, after being identified on courthouse surveillance video. The incident occurred July 21. Hodge can be seen in the video sticking a fentanyl patch to a courthouse door and then removing it and attaching it to another entrance that inmates are transported through.
Sheriff’s deputies interviewed Hodge. She confessed to the incident stating she had been instructed to leave it for an inmate. She is charged with possession of Sch. II drugs, possession without a prescription, reckless endangerment, and conspiracy to introduce contraband to a penal facility.
She currently does not have a bond and is scheduled to appear in court on August 8.
Hodge is a licensed practical nurse.