Neonatal nurse accused of selling heroin, meth

Posted: 21st September 2012 by Doc in Uncategorized
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BEAVERTON, Ore. — A 33-year-old registered nurse was arrested earlier this month on allegations she sold heroin and methamphetamine out of her Beaverton home.

Rachel Harp recently worked as a nurse in the neonatal intensive care unit at Providence St. Vincent Medical Center, according to Beaverton police spokesman Mike Rowe.

On Sept. 6, Harp was taken into custody following a traffic stop by a Beaverton police Neighborhood Resource Team. They had stopped Harp’s car after receiving tips that she may be selling drugs. Detectives seized heroin and meth in the ensuing search of her car and residence, some of which had been packaged for sale, Beaverton police said.

A Portland man who was in the car with Harp at the time of the traffic stop, 37-year-old Gregory Hackney, was also arrested.

Rowe said that investigators have found no evidence at this time that Harp conducted any alleged illegal drug activity at St. Vincent. When contacted, hospital spokesperson Lisa Helderop said St. Vincent had no comment on the case pending the ongoing police investigation.

Harp faces multiple charges of unlawful possession and delivery of heroin and methamphetamine. Hackney faces one count of unlawful possession of heroin.

Both were booked into the Washington County Jail. They have since been released on bail. Harp’s next hearing is scheduled for Oct. 12 in Washington County Court.


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