- Associated Press - Thursday, June 15, 2017

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) - A former registered nurse who was employed by an Albuquerque-area hospice care provider has pleaded guilty to federal prescription opioid conspiracy charges.

Prosecutors say 31-year-old Desiree Ulibarri of Albuquerque entered into a plea agreement Thursday.

They say she is facing a prison sentence of up to 57 months followed by a term of supervised release to be determined by the court.

Her sentencing hearing hasn’t been scheduled yet.

Ulibarri was indicted last September on charges of conspiracy to distribute oxycodone and conspiracy to acquire and obtain oxycodone by fraud and deceit.



She was accused of committing the offenses between April and July of 2016.

Authorities say Ulibarri allegedly picked up packages from a shipping company instead of having the medication delivered to patients and more than 3,800 pills were diverted.

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