A former nurse who called in a phony prescription for pain killers could avoid prison.
A Judge sentenced Stacy Whisner to 9 years in prison today, but immediately suspended that prison term.
Instead, Whisner will serve five years of probation, pay restitution to her former employer and will not be allowed to work in a setting where she would come in contact with narcotics.
Whisner will also have to finish a drug treatment program.
If she does not follow the terms of her probation, she could still be sentenced to up to 9 years in prison.
Investigators say Whisner called in a prescription for 160 vicodin pain pills.
They say she then posed as a cancer patient to retrieve those pills from a central Ohio pharmacy.
The pharmacist thought a nurse calling for so many pills seemed odd, so he contacted the would-be patient.
The pharmacist then contacted law enforcement.
An attorney for the defendant says Whisner developed an addiction to pain killers while dealing with back pain.
Whisner has already started drug treatment.
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