Assisted living worker accused of switching drug

Posted at 11:30 AM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 07:40:37-05

CHARLOTTE COUNTY, Fla. -- An employee at a Port Charlotte assisted living facility is in jail after being accused of switching out residents narcotics for other medications.

28-year-old Hilary Constant of Punta Gorda has been charged with 7 counts each of Elderly Neglect Without Great Harm, Grand Theft of a Controlled Substance, and Possession of a Controlled Substance Without a Prescription.

Investigators say evidence showed that Constant, who was an employee as a Med-Tech at the Courtyard Retirement Center on Rampart Boulevard, "took narcotic medication intended for resident disabled adults of the facility without entitlement and replaced those medications with non-narcotic medication of similar appearance. In doing so, Constant took unlawful possession of the narcotic medication without a prescription," according to a report.

Constant was transported to the Charlotte County Jail where she is currently being held.