Butte nurse charged with illegally obtaining opiates at four health facilities | USAO-MT

MISSOULA — A Butte nurse suspected of illegally obtaining opiates at four health care facilities in three communities appeared today for arraignment, U.S. Attorney Leif M. Johnson said.

Shantyl Marie Giacoletto, 30, pleaded not guilty to four counts of unlawfully obtaining controlled substances. If convicted of the most serious crime, Giacoletto faces a maximum of four years in prison, a $250,000 fine and one year of probation.

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kathleen L. DeSoto presided. Giacoletto was detained pending further prosecution.

The indictment alleges that Giacoletto illegally obtained oxycodone from Anaconda Community Hospital from March 2021 to June 2021; illegally obtained oxycodone and hydrocodone from Copper Ridge Health and Rehab in Butte from August 2021 to November 2021; illegally obtained oxycodone and hydrocodone from Continental Care and Rehabilitation in Butte in October 2021; and illegally obtained oxycodone, hydrocodone and morphine from The Ivy in Deer Lodge in November 2021.

An indictment is just an accusation and the accused is presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.

Assistant United States Attorney Karla E. Painter is prosecuting the case, which has been investigated by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Anaconda Police Department.

PACER case reference. 22-19.

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