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First responder accused of stealing meds from patient

Britton is accused of taking medications from a patient who was on an ambulance. Britton is accused of taking medications from a patient who was on an ambulance.
RUSSELLVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Russellville Police have arrested a first responder, accused of stealing medicine from a patient while on an ambulance.

Investigators said Pleasant Bay Ambulance Services responded to a call and transported a patient to the ER. They said the patient had their medicine with them on an ambulance and when the person was taken inside, the theft occurred.

32-year-old Matthew Britton faces a list of charges including theft of property and attempt to commit a controlled substance crime. At this time it is unclear what type of medicine Britton is accused of taking.

Britton still awaits a court hearing and is being held at the Russellville City Jail.

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