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News Release
Portland Nurse Charged with Drug Trafficking - 11/30/18

PORTLAND, Ore. – On November 29, 2018, Rene Elene Griffin Nunn, 59, of Vancouver, Washington, made an initial appearance in federal court before U.S. Magistrate Judge Jolie A. Russo.

A one-count indictment alleges Nunn conspired to possess with intent to distribute controlled substances. The indictment also alleges that, between September 2017 and January 2018, Nunn communicated with others about the price and quantity of methamphetamine and heroin, and in February 2018, drove from Vancouver to Portland with approximately 93 grams of heroin in her purse. According to yesterday’s hearing, she is a registered nurse employed at Adventist Medical Center in Portland.

Nunn was released pending trial. A three-day jury trial is scheduled for January 29, 2019 before U.S. District Court Judge Marco A. Hernandez. If convicted, Nunn faces a maximum sentence of 20 years in prison, a $1 million fine and a mandatory minimum three-year term of supervised release.

This case was investigated by U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA).

An indictment is only an accusation of a crime, and a defendant is presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty.

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Attached Media Files: INDICTMENT-Nunn-Final.pdf
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