TRIAL DELAY: Ankeny Nurse Case

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The trial of an Ankeny nurse accused of being intoxicated while she was working at a northern Iowa hospital emergency room has been delayed again.

The Mason City Globe Gazette reports 31-year-old Julie Johnson will be tried May 30th. This is the second delay in her trial, which was originally set to be held in March.

Mitchell County sheriff’s deputies arrested Johnson at the Mitchell County Regional Health Center in Osage after receiving a complaint on Thanksgiving night in 2011. Johnson was found to be intoxicated while she was working as a fill-in nurse at the hospital.

She is charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, simulated public intoxication, fifth-degree theft, possession of a controlled substance and possession of contraband in a correctional facility.

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