A Hernando County nurse is being charged with taking drugs from the rehab facility where she worked.
- Ashley Taylor, 33, worked at Spring Hill Health and Rehab Center
- Taylor told detectives she's been battling addiction since suffering injury
- Taylor admitted to taking drugs like Percocet, Morphine, Codeine
Ashley Taylor, 33, is charged with posession of a controlled substance (12 counts), grand theft of a controlled substance, scheme to defraud to obtain prescriptions and obtaining a prescription by fraud.
She worked at the Spring Hill Health and Rehab Center.
Administrators at the facility noticed inconsistencies and reported them.
"The facility is doing everything to ensure resident and patient safety is a top priority," Jennifer Trapp, a spokeswoman for the rehab center said in a statement.
The Hernando County Sheriff's Office said when detectives interviewed Taylor she admitted to taking drugs like Percocet, Morphine and Codeine.
"If a patient would need, say, two Percocet, she would check out four Percocet from the medication cart, pocket two and then give the patient the two that he or she was prescribed," said Denise Moloney, Hernando County Sheriff's Public Information Officer.
Taylor said she ordered extra medication from the pharmacy so none of her patients went without their prescriptions.
She said she's been battling a drug addiction for years since suffering an injury.
When detectives searched her home, they said they found more than 300 empty blister packs, which at one time contained more than 10,000 tablets of the various medications she took.
Taylor was arrested and taken to the Hernando County Jail. Bond has been set at $31,000.
A spokeswoman for the facility also said she has been fired from her job.