Nurse at Adventist Health Portland Faces Heroin Smuggling Charges
3 December 2018 | A registered nurse at Adventist Health Portland has been charged with trafficking heroin from Vancouver to Portland. Katu2 reported that Rene Elene Griffin Nunn, 59, of Vancouver, was issued a one-count indictment in court on November 29.
According to the indictment, Nunn allegedly intended to distribute controlled substances. She is accused of communicating with others regarding the price and quantity of methamphetamine and heroin between September 2017 and January 2018. In addition, she is accused of driving from Vancouver to Portland with about 93 grams of heroin in February 2018.
Nunn faces a three-day trial scheduled for January 29, 2019, before U.S. District Court Judge Marco A. Hernandez. The charge carries with it a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, as well as a $1 million fine and a mandatory minimum three-year term of supervised release.
Adventist Health Portland is part of Adventist Health, a faith-based, nonprofit network of hospitals, clinics, home care agencies, hospice agencies and joint-venture retirement centers in both rural and urban communities serving more than 80 communities across the western United States and Hawaii. The healthcare system is affiliated with the Adventist Church.