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Lee paramedic arrested for stealing drugs to allegedly poison wife
A Lee County paramedic was arrested on grand theft charges on Tuesday after the sheriff’s office said he stole hundreds of dollars worth of prescription medication.
Authorities were tipped off by his wife who told them she believed he did it to poison her.
Scott Standley works for the county’s Emergency Medical Services.
On Monday, deputies say Standley’s wife Violeta, called them, fearing she was in danger.
She said after separating from her husband in June, she found bottles of prescription medications in a tool box– which he said were expired and for an experiment.
Later, she said, she contacted a woman her husband claimed as his girlfriend. According to the police report, the woman, who said she was actually being stalked by Standley, warned her that the paramedic may be trying to harm her.
Deputies said they found several bottles of nitroglycerin and other prescription drugs at the Fort Myers home. They also found needles and syringes they say were all stolen from the county.
Nitroglycerin is used for chest pain and could be extremely harmful when taken with alcohol or if overdosed.
Standley is currently out on a $5,000 bond.
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