Midland Memorial Employee Accused of Selling Hydrocodone Released on Bond

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

New details on a Midland Memorial employee accused of selling painkillers in the parking lot.

51-year-old Norma Jean Spencer got of jail on Thursday night after posting a $10,000 bond.

The U.S. Attorney's Office tells NewsWest 9, they're not worried she's a flight risk.

DEA agents tell NewsWest 9, Spencer sold hydrocodone to undercover officers twice and was planning to meet the agents again before she was arrested.

But unfortunately for her, the agents showed up with handcuffs instead of cash.

Spencer is charged with two counts of distribution of pharmaceuticals.

She faces anywhere from one to ten years in prison for the first count alone, because the sale happened within 1,000 feet of a school, as Saint Anne's is only a block away from Midland Memorial Hospital.

The second count could land her in prison for up to five years.

NewsWest 9 has also learned that Spencer is a hospital secretary, but here's the catch, only nurses have access to prescription drugs.

How Spencer got her hands on the painkillers is still under investigation.

So far, the hospital has not decided Spencer's fate as far as her employment.

Right now, they're waiting for the results of the DEA investigation, before they make any decisions.