A 40-year-old man, termed homeless by Clinton police, was jailed Monday afternoon on a charge of trafficking in opiates after it was discovered that he had medicines taken from the local hospital in his possession.
Finis Gordon Darr, 40, was placed under a $100,000 bond for the felony charge.
According to police reports, he was taken into custody around noon Monday after an officer, responding to a call of medications stolen from the hospital, found Darr near Fisher Drive carrying a large pink medical bag. Inside that bag, officers noted, was several medications.
Darr told officers he had been at the hospital but that he found the medications in a dumpster behind the Cancer Center on Beamon Street.
In Darr’s possession at the time of his arrest were 10 vials of Albuterol, two Ecotrin pills, 25 Nitrogylcerin pills and 3 Lopressor capsules.
Some of those items, reports show, were identified as being from Sampson Regional Medical Center where a crash cart in the Nuclear Medicine department had been broken into. A lock tab had been broken off the cart to gain entry.
Officers, on Darr’s information, also located a box full of medication, including Hydrocodin with pseudoephederine behind the Cancer Center.
Also discovered in the wooded area between the Cancer Center and Fisher Drive was what officer caelld a living area in the middle of an open field, presumably where Darr was living.
Darr is expected to appear in court on the felony drug charge on April 25.