Yakima jail nurse arrested in marijuana case

  • Mon Apr 23rd, 2012 1:17pm
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Associated Press

YAKIMA — A nurse at the Yakima County Jail is now an inmate after her arrest in a marijuana investigation.

The jail director says Michelle Warnick was arrested Friday when she arrived for work.

The Yakima Herald-Republic reported that sheriff’s detectives and Drug Enforcement Administration agents raided her Yakima home Friday and arrested her boyfriend, Bradley Marvin, and seized 117 marijuana plants. Warnick and Marvin appeared before a federal magistrate and were ordered held without bail for another hearing Wednesday.

Court documents say Warnick is a medical marijuana provider and Marvin is a patient.

The nurse came to the attention of investigators after her 9-year-old daughter was taken to an emergency room after unknowingly eating a marijuana brownie and feeling dizzy.