WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — A former nurse at a North Carolina hospital is accused by authorities of stealing vials of Fentanyl while she worked there.

The Winston-Salem Journal reports the State Bureau of Investigation charged 28-year-old Hayley Lammon Brown of Elkin with one felony count of embezzlement of a controlled substance by employee and a misdemeanor count of assault on a law enforcement officer.

Elkin police said officers went to Brown's home on April 20 after a call about a possible drug overdose involving her husband. While investigating, an officer reported handling several vials of Fentanyl, which was stolen from Forsyth Medical Center in Winston-Salem.

The SBI said the officer was exposed through his bare hands and required hospitalization.

Brown is free on a $5,000 bond. It's not known if she has an attorney.

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Information from: Winston-Salem Journal, http://www.journalnow.com