HOUSTON COUNTY, Ala. (WDHN) — A former Dothan fire medic accused of stealing and trafficking fentanyl has been indicted by a Houston County Grand Jury.
In the indictment, the document states Jesse Taylor, a former Dothan fire medic was in possession of more than 28 grams of fentanyl.
Taylor was arrested and charged in March with stealing 42 vials of Fentanyl from the Dothan Fire Department.
Fentanyl is a controlled substance that is 50 to 100 times stronger than the drug morphine. The fire department uses it during certain emergencies to helping those in pain.
The department discovered the narcotics were missing from one of its storage facilities after a routine inventory check.
Once an investigation by the Dothan Police Department was underway, they discovered a fellow first responder was responsible for the missing drugs.
Police say the nature of Taylor’s position in the fire department enabled him to access the storage location and remove the medication without suspicion.
Taylor is no longer employed with the Dothan Fire Department.
Taylor bonded out of the Houston County Jail and now awaits an arraignment hearing on December 7th.
Taylor’s trial is currently set for February 6th.
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