Police: School employee steals adderall belonging to student

Police: School employee steals adderall belonging to student

ELYRIA, OH (WOIO) - A school employee who is accused of stealing drugs from the school wants intervention in lieu of a conviction.

Ann Marie Petricca, 42, was arrested in December 2015 at Education Alternatives at 333 Naples Drive.

According to the police report, she was caught stealing a bottle of adderall from the medication room. The adderall belonged to a student.

Adderall is used to treat attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) or narcolepsy. It can be habit-forming. Taking Adderall may help increase the ability to focus, pay attention and control behavior.

Petricca used 14 of the 27 tablets for herself, police said.

She was charged with theft. In April, her attorney filed the motion for intervention in lieu of conviction.

A hearing on that motion will be heard Friday, June 17.

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