Tea, SD nurse indicted for obtaining controlled substances by switching medications

The United States Attorney for South Dakota says a federal grand jury has indicted a Tea, South Dakota woman for Tampering with Consumer Products and Obtaining Controlled Substances by Fraud or Deception.

It’s alleged that 39-year-old Brittany Enstad, while employed as a registered nurse at a medical facility, tampered with blister packs of various medications. She’s accused of removing drugs and replacing them with different medications. It reportedly involved OxyContin, Hydrocodone and others. It’s alleged to have happened between July and December of last year.

Enstad pleaded not guilty to the Indictment.

The maximum penalty upon conviction is up to 10 years in federal prison and/or a $250,000 fine.

Enstad was released on bond pending trial, which has not been yet been scheduled.


June 12, 2023