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Milwaukee Nurse Sentenced for Felony Possession of Oxycodone


MADISON —Attorney General J.B. Van Hollen announced today that a Milwaukee County woman has been sentenced for the possession of Oxycodone without a valid prescription. Cristina M. Zabel, 41, 2851 South 12th Street, Milwaukee, pleaded guilty June23, 2011, to one felony count of Possession of a Schedule II Narcotic Drug Without a Prescription and today was sentenced to serve fifteen days in jail. She was also ordered to pay restitution in the amount of $64.98 and pay court costs and fees.


According to the Department of Justice's criminal complaint, Zabel was a nurse working as a caregiver at the Mary Jude Nursing Home located at 9806 West Lincoln Avenue, West Allis, Wisconsin. Between January 12 and 28, 2010, Zabel ordered a patient's prescription for Oxycodone to be refilled on six separate occasions. However, instead of giving the pills to the patient for pain relief, she kept them for her own personal use.


The case was prosecuted by Assistant Attorney General Jeffrey Gabrysiak.