HOBBS, N.M. - A Hobbs man was arrested over the weekend after he was caught trying to steal narcotics from Lea Regional Hospital.
42-year-old Patrick Richiusa is facing charges of embezzlement and trafficking a controlled substance.
Officers were called out to the hospital on Saturday afternoon.
An investigation revealed a coworker saw Richiusa trying to steal a used vile of Demerol.
When she confronted him, Richiusa said he was planning to sell the drug to the husband of another coworker to help him pay for child support.