Pharmacist pleads guilty to pilfering morphine

PROVIDENCE, RI – A former Miriam Hospital pharmacist has pled guilty to tampering with the hospital's morphine inventory earlier this year. Daniel Hamm of Providence admitted to one count of tampering with consumer products. He faces a maximum sentence of ten years in prison and a $250 thousand fine.

According to court documents, Hamm was caught on hospital videotape helping himself to morphine. He would then fill the vials with saline solution and re-seal them with clear glue. When he was through with them they had only six percent potency.

The thefts happened between January and April. Hamm will be sentenced December 22nd.

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