Cheyenne Woman Facing Up to 66 Years for Prescription Drug Theft
A 41-year-old Cheyenne woman could face up to 66 years in prison after allegedly stealing more than $2,400 worth of prescription drugs from her employer.
According to an affidavit, a Laramie County Sheriff's deputy investigating a DUI case on Jan. 23 found Antonia Sharp passed out behind the wheel of her truck with her 6-year-old child in the vehicle.
The deputy says when he woke Sharp, she was "very intoxicated" and appeared to be under the influence of prescription medication.
A subsequent search of Sharp's truck revealed she had 132 hydrocodone pills, 28 oxycodone pills and 153 grams of liquid morphine, all of which were prescribed to other people.
Sharp reportedly admitted to stealing the prescriptions from Granite Rehabilitation and Wellness, where she'd recently been hired as the assistant nursing coordinator. She said she stole the drugs the day before and intended to give them to a friend, Mark Classy, because "he needs them."
It was later learned that Sharp had additional stolen medications in her home and a search warrant was served on Jan. 29, which turned up two lorazepam prescriptions, a zolpidem prescription and three more oxycodone prescriptions.
Sharp, who made her initial appearance in Laramie County Circuit Court this (Thursday) afternoon, has been charged with five felonies and four misdemeanors.
Judge Denise Nau set Sharp's bond at $5,000 cash. Her preliminary hearing is scheduled for Feb. 9.