- Associated Press - Tuesday, April 5, 2016

TUPELO, Miss. (AP) - A Tupelo woman is facing charges after being accused of stealing prescription drugs from a nursing home patient.

Attorney General Jim Hood said in a statement that 37-year-old Angela Sweat turned herself in to authorities Friday.

A Lee County grand jury indicted Sweat on multiple charges including obtaining possession of a legal drug by larceny, embezzlement, misrepresentation, fraud, forgery, deception or subterfuge.

Authorities say Sweat was employed as a resident assistant at a facility in Tupelo. The indictment says Sweat obtained a controlled substance, Norco, that was prescribed to and purchased for a patient at the facility.

Sweat has posted bond. It isn’t immediately clear if she has an attorney.

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