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CORRECTIONS NURSE SET TO APPEAR IN COURT ON DRUG CHARGES TODAY

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A Central Utah Correctional Facility nurse who has been charged with three drug-related felonies will make her initial appearance before 6th District Judge Don Tibbs at the Sanpete County courthouse on Wednesday, May 18, at 10 a.m.

Melody Anderson, Gunnison, a registered nurse employed by the Division of Corrections at the Gunnison regional prison since 1990, has been charged with possession of cocaine with intent to introduce into a correctional facility, a first-degree felony, and with possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and dispensing of narcotics without a license, second-degree felonies.According to the arresting officer's report, Anderson reportedly agreed to receive and introduce controlled substances into the correctional facility in return for $,1500.

Undercover officers contacted Anderson and delivered approximately one ounce of cocaine, two ounces of marijuana and $1,500 to her. She is accused of agreeing to deliver the drugs to the prison.

Judge Tibbs set her bail at $50,000.