Prison guard accused of possessing drug to distribute
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — Authorities have arrested a North Carolina correctional officer after she was found with 85 strips of a prescription drug used to treat people who have become dependent on opioids.
The News & Observer of Raleigh reports N.C. Department of Public Safety says 25-year-old Sequinta Shaquan Alston of Raleigh was arrested at the state prison for women on Thursday. The department said she is charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute a Schedule 3 drug.
Invidior Inc., which makes Suboxone, said the strips with the drug on them are put under the tongue.
Alston is jailed on a $10,000 bond and has been ordered to stay away from any Department of Public Safety property. It’s not known if she has an attorney.
Information from: The News & Observer, http://www.newsobserver.com