Former Oklahoma City paramedic sentenced in drug tampering case

Colin Andrew Davis was sentenced to six months in prison for tampering with fentanyl and ketamine vials


Josh Dulaney
The Oklahoman, Oklahoma City

OKLAHOMA CITY — An Oklahoma City man has been sentenced to six months in prison for tampering with fentanyl and ketamine vials while working as a paramedic for an emergency air evacuation company, U.S. Attorney Timothy J. Downing announced this week.

In November 2017 while working in Weatherford, Colin Andrew Davis, 34, removed fentanyl and ketamine from vials and replaced them with a sterile saline solution, prosecutors said.

In June, he pleaded guilty.

Prosecutors said a narcotics log showed medical professionals had administered fentanyl to three patients and ketamine to one patient before Davis admitted to his employer that he had tampered with the vials.

A life flight had to be canceled because Davis was “so confused and disoriented” he was unable to perform his duties, prosecutors said.

Davis was ordered to serve three years of supervised released after completing his prison term.

“Patients deserve to have confidence that they are not only receiving the proper treatment from those entrusted with providing their medical care, but also that they are not being placed at an increased risk of harm,” said Special Agent in Charge Charles L. Grinstead, of the Food and Drug Administration’s Office of Criminal Investigations, Kansas City Field Office.

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