A Greene County woman faces charges of theft and public intoxication after allegedly taking and using anesthesia from the veterinary clinic at which she was employed.
A report by Greeneville Police Officer Gina Holt said Angela Louise Douglas, 47, of 170 Fairfield Drive, was charged with theft under $500 and public intoxication.
On Saturday, officers were called to Vet Care Animal Hospital, at 710 Professional Plaza, in regard to an employee believed to be under the influence of a drug.
Douglas was reportedly observed staggering and confused, and had slurred speech.
Employees in the clinic, according to the report, had noticed unusual behavior from Douglas for a number of days.
The report said that Dr. Vickie Howell discovered Douglas in a confused state after dropping an item on the ground.
That item, according to the report, was a syringe Douglas had allegedly been using to withdraw anesthesia from a machine in the office.
Holt's report says a water bottle, a Dr. Enuf glass bottle, and a vial filled with the drug were found in Douglas's possession.
According to the warrant, Douglas reportedly admitted to huffing the drug "all morning" while working at the business.
She was scheduled to appear in court Aug. 19.