A nurse who labored within the Hillsborough County jail faces costs after an investigation discovered she was bringing medicine into the power for an inmate to promote, based on the Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace.
Michelle Alaine Lipinski, 32, had been working within the Falkenburg Highway jail since December. She labored for NaphCare, the corporate the Sheriff’s Workplace contracts to supply healthcare providers for inmates.
Sheriff’s detectives discovered proof which prompt Lipinski was bringing medicine into the jail on March 30, based on a information launch. Lipinski was passing the medicine to Seneca Oryan Dukes, 40, who was booked into the jail in July for violation of probation costs, based on the Sheriff’s Workplace.
As soon as he acquired medicine from Lipinski, Dukes would promote them all through the jail, deputies stated.
Sheriff’s deputies arrested Lipinski on April 2 on costs of introduction of contraband right into a detention facility and conspiracy to introduce contraband in a detention facility. Dukes was charged with conspiracy to introduce contraband in a detention facility.
Deputies additionally arrested Miriam Marti-Benning, 46, who advised deputies that she picked up medicine like heroin and methamphetamine to present to Lipinski to deliver to Duke, based on the Sheriff’s Workplace. She faces costs of conspiracy to introduce contraband and supply of a managed substance.
Lipinski was registered as a licensed sensible nurse and an authorized nursing assistant based on the Florida Division of Well being. She was launched from jail on $6,000 bond. Marti-Benning was booked into jail with out bond. On the time of her arrest she was on probation for different felony costs, based on Sheriff’s Workplace spokeswoman Merissa Lynn.
Dukes was beforehand interviewed by a Times reporter about the difficulty of adjusting to life after prison with the coronavirus. Within the April 2020 interview, Dukes stated he had misplaced a job at Applebee’s due to the virus.