The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Unit has arrested a nurse on seventy five (75) drug related charges.
The arrest is the result of a joint on-going investigation conducted by the Sheriff’s Office with the assistance of the State Bureau of Investigation; in consultation with the District Attorney’s Office.
The Investigation was initiated after FCSO personnel reviewed and became suspicious of invoices for prescription medication which was allegedly ordered by the alleged suspect (Tamsey H. Watkins) for inmates. An examination of the invoices determined that prescriptions were ordered for inmates that were no longer in the custody of the Franklin Detention Center.
Ms. Watkins is an employee of Southern Health Partners, who provides contract medical services to correctional facilities including the Franklin County Detention Center.
Tamsey H. Watkins
33 Duke Valentine Wynne Road
Louisburg, NC 27549
Ms. Watkins has been charged with the following offenses:
25 Felony Counts of Obtain Controlled Substance by Fraud
25 Felony Counts of Trafficking Opiates by Possession
25 Felony Counts of Trafficking Opiates by Transport
Ms. Watkins is being held in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $250,000 bond.
This is an on-going investigation and as a result the Sheriff’s Office will have no further comments at this time.
Terry M. Wright
Chief of Staff