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Patient Accused Of Selling Heroin From Hospital Room

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Pittsburgh, Pa.- A Pennsylvania hospital patient lands in hot water after being accused of selling heroin from her hospital room.

The woman, who has not been identified, was staying at Excela Health Westmoreland Hospital.

Workers there noticed the heavy traffic going in and out of her room.

She had numerous visitors in the intensive care unit, but they would only stay a little while before leaving.

Hospital staff contacted police who placed surveillance in her room.

After investigating, authorities say they found more than 350 bags of heroin in the room.

"What the staff was noticing in our Intensive Care Unit, was that many visitors were coming and going. the foot traffic was extreme, but they weren't staying. Instead of staying for 20 minutes, they were staying for two minutes and leaving," Excela's VP of Marketing Jennifer Miele said. "The security is constantly on the move in the hospital. And so they were able to find out what was going on and hand it over to police."

According to police, they found more than $1,000 in her room and several cellphones.

Charges have been filed against the patient.

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