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Chesterfield school clinic aide busted for stealing children’s meds

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va. – Police arrested a former Chesterfield County Public Schools clinic aide accused of stealing a student's medication. Caitlin Poytress, 39, was charged with three counts of child endangerment, possession of a schedule II drug, possession with intent to distribute a schedule III drug, possession with intent to distribute a schedule IV drug, and three counts of petit larceny.

"At about 2:42 p.m. on May 21, police received a call from a parent of a Clover Hill Elementary School student who reported that her child's medication had been stolen at school," a Chesterfield Police spokesperson said. "Upon further investigation, it was discovered that Caitlin Poytress, while a clinic aide at the school, had been stealing Adderall prescribed to students and replacing it with over-the-counter medication."

Poytress was booked at the Chesterfield County Jail.

“The safety and security of our students and staff is a top priority," Chesterfield Schools spokesperson Shawn Smith said. "These are very serious charges and the clinic aide will not be returning to our schools. The school division is working with Chesterfield Police on their investigation, and we continue to be in direct contact with the families of students who are involved."

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