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LATEST: Port St. Lucie nurse suspended, accused of selling heroin


A Port St. Lucie nurse has had her professional license suspended amid allegations she sold drugs out of her home, state records confirm.

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The Florida Department of Health issued an emergency suspension order in March against Jennifer Elaine Zahoranski, a licensed practical nurse. Authorities say Zahoranski possessed and sold heroin and pharmaceutical drugs.

In April 2016, Zahoranski reportedly sold heroin to undercover officers from out of her home, the suspension order said.

She arrested in May after Port St. Lucie police obtained a warrant to search her home. At the time, Zahoranski told officers she had been using heroin for six months, first by snorting it then later by injecting it, according to a police arrest report.

In September, she pleaded no contest to one count each of selling heroin, possessing heroin and possessing Temazepam, a sedative used to treat insomnia, according to the suspension order.

Court records show that a judge withheld adjudication on the heroin sale charge and possession charges.

Zahoranski is entitled to a hearing before final action is taken by the health department.

According to the complaint, she worked at Port St. Lucie Hospital, a mental-health center on Walton Road, and at Martin Correctional Institution in Indiantown.

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