Nurse accused of trafficking prescription pills fired



VOLUSIA COUNTY, Fla. - A Volusia County nurse is fighting for her job after being accused by the state of trafficking prescription drugs.

State investigators said Rebecca Sanford was using her boyfriend's hydrocodone prescription for an old head injury to get the drugs.

Records show she worked at a nursing home in DeLand.

After state officials confronted Sanford, they say she admitted to everything, including using the pills herself.

"Makes me mad … very mad … especially if she was around my father," said Sylvia Poff, a relative of a patient at the nursing home where Sanford worked.

State documents show Sanford tried to convince investigators she made a mistake and was done popping pills, but officials still forced her to take a drug test which they said she failed.

Channel 9 stopped by Sanford's home to get her side of the story, but no one answered.

No one from the nursing home was available for comment.

Channel 9 called and emailed the Department of Health to find out how investigators believe Sanford used the old prescription to get the pills but did not hear back.