Public Safety

University of Iowa anesthesiology resident took fentanyl meant for patients, police say

IOWA CITY — A one-time resident at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is accused of taking a powerful synthetic opioid meant for a patient and keeping it for himself.

Michael P. Scholl, 30, formerly an anesthesiology resident at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, twice diverted fentanyl meant for a patient and kept it for personal use, on Jan. 3 and Feb. 22, UI Public Safety spokeswoman Hayley Bruce said.

Fentanyl is a synthetic opioid that is 80 to 100 times stronger than morphine.Like other opioids, fentanyl can be used for pain management, but is highly addictive.

Scholl — who no longer is with UIHC — faces two counts of possession of a controlled substance, one count of Iowa drug tax xtamp violation and 14 counts of prohibited acts — prescription drug violation.

Johnson County Jail records show School was booked in the jail early Wednesday and released later that day.

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