Nurse from Sussex charged with illegally possessing drugs

NOW: Nurse from Sussex charged with illegally possessing drugs

WAUKESHA (CBS 58) – A nurse from Sussex is charged with illegally possessing drugs she got off the internet.

Jamie Soteropoulos, 36, is facing seven drug charges including three counts of possession of narcotic drugs.

Investigators got a search warrant to look through two packages addressed to Soteropoulos on Wednesday. When she went to pick them up from the Pewaukee Post Office on Friday, she was arrested.

It’s still unclear how investigators learned about the packages. During their investigation, they learned she received about 640 packages in the last two years.

According to the criminal complaint, she told investigators, “she suffers from anxiety and has found that oxycodone helps her relax.”

Soteropoulos told officers she ordered drugs off the dark web. In court documents, she told officers she uses “one to two 15mg oxycodone per day” and spent an average of $1,000 per month for controlled substances.

According to the Wisconsin Board of Nursing, in 2014, she withdrew medication for her patients but did not document it properly.

She later admitted to the board, she was taking it for her own personal use. She was disciplined and ordered to not work within a setting with controlled substances.

Soteropoulos will be back in court for a hearing on May 9th.

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