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EMT accused of stealing medications has license suspended

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Britton is accused of taking meds from ambulance patients on two occasions. Britton is accused of taking meds from ambulance patients on two occasions.
RUSSELLVILLE, AL (WAFF) -

Bond has been set for the man accused of stealing medications from patients who rode in his ambulance.

Investigators said Matthew Britton's bond has been set at $6,000. He is accused from taking medication from patients on two separate occasions.

Police said in the first incident Britton took 16 Xanax pills; on the second, police said he took 23 Hydrocodone pills.

Elzie Malone, director of Britton's employer, Pleasant Bay Ambulance Services, said Britton has been placed on leave since the incident and that the Alabama EMS Board has suspended his license pending the outcome of the investigation.

Malone said since Britton's arrest, all employees have been drug tested and the company has instituted a new policy that no patient's medications will be taken with them by EMTs during transfer to the hospital. They will instead make a list of the medications and hand it to hospital staff.

Britton remains in the Russellville City Jail.

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