South Dakota Nurse Accused of Stealing Opioids from Medical Facility

(Sioux Falls, SD) — A Tea, SD woman has been indicted by a federal grand jury for allegedly stealing opioids from a medical facility she worked at.

On Friday, 39 year old Brittany Enstad pleaded not guilty to the charge of Tampering with Consumer Products and Obtaining Controlled Substances by Misrepresentation, Fraud, Forgery, Deception, and Subterfuge. Court documents allege that between July 2022 and December 2022, while working as a licensed registered nurse at a medical facility, Enstad tampered with blister packs containing oxycontin, hydrocodone, acetaminophen and oxycodone by taking the drugs out of the packs and replacing them with different medications.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine, three years of supervised release, and up to $800 to the Federal Crime Victims Fund.

Enstad was released on bond pending trial, which has not been set.

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