Nurse accused of selling prescription drugs in Port St. Lucie

, nicholas.samuel@tcpalm.comPublished 2:05 p.m. ET May 25, 2017 | Updated 5:07 p.m. ET May 25, 2017

PORT ST. LUCIE — A nurse was arrested Monday after deputies said she sold prescription drugs without a license to undercover deputies, according to a St. Lucie County Sheriff’s Office news release.

Amanda Ingersoll, 36, of Southwest Ashlyn Way, Port St. Lucie, faces a variety of charges, including two counts of selling or distributing an opiate, two counts of dispensing drugs without a prescription and possession of drug paraphernalia, the release said.

She was released Tuesday from the St. Lucie County Jail on $53,250 bail.

Undercover deputies bought morphine pills from Ingersoll on a few occasions, the release said.

Deputies think she stole the drugs from her employer, JFK Medical Center — North Campus in West Palm Beach.

The investigation began early May when informants told deputies Ingersoll was selling morphine pills from her home, according to a sheriff’s arrest report.

On two occasions between May 10 and May 19, the informants drove to Ingersoll’s home and purchased four morphine pills from her for $120 total.

On Monday, deputies served a search warrant at Ingersoll’s home and arrested her.

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