Mo. paramedic indicted for stealing fentanyl, morphine

Michael Fostich reportedly admitted to being responsible for the use of 806 fentanyl doses and 636 morphine doses


By EMS1 Staff

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — A paramedic was indicted for allegedly stealing fentanyl and morphine from ambulances.

KMBZ reported that Kansas City Fire Department paramedic Michael Fostich admitted to being responsible for the use of 806 doses of fentanyl, which was around 39 percent of the department’s reported use during that time, according to the indictment.

The indictment also said that Fostich admitted to being responsible for the use of 636 morphine doses, which was 63 percent of the department’s reported use.

Fostich also allegedly replaced fentanyl vials with another solution to cover up the theft. He faces charges of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud and tampering with a consumer product.

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