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Police say Ellis nurse stole pills

Man charged in 3 separate incidents

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A registered nurse at Ellis Hospital swapped out a patient’s powerful painkiller with an over-the-counter drug this summer, taking the painkiller for himself, authorities said. The nurse, identified as Richard E. Espey Jr., gave the patient simple Tylenol, pocketing the powerful and controlled painkiller hydrocodone for his own use, according to papers filed in court. Espey, 43, of 239 Furman St., Schenectady, was formally charged Thursday with a host of counts, including four felonies. In ...

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