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Recently Elected Georgia State Rep Allegedly Stole Narcotics From Assisted Living Facility, Sheriff Says

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Source: Barrow County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

Dec. 20 2022, Published 10:02 a.m. ET

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An assisted living facility manager in Georgia is accused of stealing medication from the facility where he worked, authorities said.

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According to Barrow County Sheriff’s Office, Daniel E. Rampey, 67, of Statham, was charged with unauthorized distribution or possession of a controlled substance, burglary, and exploitation and intimidation of disabled adults, elderly persons and residents, WSB-TV reported.

Officials said deputies recently began investigating Rampey after “suspicious activity involving missing medications” at Magnolia Estates of Winder Assisted Living Center, where he worked for nearly four decades.

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Video surreptitiously recorded at the center on Dec. 15 allegedly shows Rampey leaving the assisted living campus after he allegedly stole a controlled substance from a resident’s bedside table in a villa, the sheriff’s office said.

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“We had a couple of instances of him on video taking [prescription narcotics],” Barrow County Sheriff Jud Smith said, claiming, “We actually filmed him going into the residence and taking the items.”

The Athens Banner-Herald reported Rampey, a Republican, was elected state House Representative in District 116 after he ran unopposed in last November’s elections.

He was set to take office in January.

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