(DENVER) — A federal grand jury has indicted Rocky Allen, a now former surgical technologist at Swedish Medical Center in Denver, for tampering with a consumer product, U.S. District Attorney John Walsh announced in a statement released Friday.
According to the indictment, Allen, 28, allegedly took syringes of Fentanyl Citrate and replaced them with similar syringes containing “other substance(s).”
According to the statement, Allen is also charged with “obtaining a controlled substance by deceit” for intentionally acquiring the Fentanyl Citrate by deception.
At the start of the allegations, Swedish Medical Center asked about 3,000 patients to take blood tests for HIV and Hepatitis B and C. There is no word yet on if any of those patients have been tested positive.
If convicted on the one count of tampering with a consumer product, the statement says Allen faces at most 10 years in federal prison and a fine of up to $250,000. If he is convicted on the one count of obtaining a controlled substance by deceit and subterfuge, he faces at most four years in federal prison and a $250,000 fine, according to the statement.
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