According to the health authorities from the state of Washington, several hospitals are investigating allegation brought against former surgery tech. Rocky Allen, a surgical technologist, is accused of stealing a powerful painkiller from an operating room in January 2016.
Recently, several hospitals from the United States, including King County Public Health and the Northwest Hospital and Medical Center are working together with Washington State Department of Health in order to discover the facts behind the events that transpired during January 2016.
According to the investigators, Rocky Allen, a certified surgical technologist is accused of stealing a syringe filled with a powerful painkiller and swapping it with an empty one. These events happened at a hospital in Colorado. Shortly after, the hospital’s board decided to terminate Allen’s employment unbeknownst to the fact that the technologist was fired from several hospitals before seeking employment here.
For his felony, the 28-year-old technologist was brought up on charges. According to the court’s documents, Rocky Allen was accused of tampering with a product and obtaining a substance through illicit means.
However, the former surgical technician was released on an unsecured bond on Friday. But, this is not the end of the story. According to the magistrates who ruled out in Allen’s case, the technologist is now under orders to check himself in a halfway house in order to receive treatment for his drug addiction.
The Washington State Department of Health, one the primary investigators said that the allegations against Allen were formulated when the technologist was still working in Washington. It’s difficult to understand how Allen managed to secure the jobs at the other hospitals, given the fact that he was fired for the same things from several hospitals.
Of course, the 28-year-old specialist lied in his application, thus ensuring that he will get his job. After hearing about the allegations brought against Allen, several hospital from Arizona and Colorado have begun to conduct Hepatitis and HIV tests.
It would seem that Allen himself suffers from a bloodborne pathogen, the fact that would explain his need to secure potent painkillers.
Several hospitals are investigating the allegations brought against former surgery tech who stole a syringe filled with Fentanyl Citrate, a very powerful painkiller, in January 2016.
However, neither the allegations nor the trip to the halfway house seems to have discouraged Allen from following his dream job. And it seems that the surgical technologist was stationed for a while in Afghanistan and many of his former colleagues declared that the accusation brought against Allen are scandalous.