Virginia school aide sentenced for stealing students' pills

Posted at 1:27 PM, Mar 04, 2020
and last updated 2020-03-04 13:27:31-05

CHESTERFIELD, Va. - A Virginia school clinic aide convicted of stealing students' prescription medications and replacing them with other drugs has been sentenced to five years in prison.

The Richmond Times-Dispatch reports a Chesterfield judge handed 39-year-old Caitlin Poytress the sentence Monday.

She pleaded guilty to felony child neglect and possession of a controlled substance, among other counts.

Prosecutors alleged a school nurse noticed last spring that medications were missing and pill logs showed unexplained changes.

A parent later reported that her child’s Adderall pills had been replaced with Benadryl, and a school investigation found two other children's medications had been swapped out.