SANTA ANA, Calif.
— A nurse at a California nursing home has been arrested on suspicion of possessing heroin paraphernalis after posting a photo of a bag containing a needle and syringe, police said Monday.
Police said the arrest comes less than a week after a nurse was arrested for possession of heroin and methamphetamine in the San Diego area.
The San Francisco County Jail said Monday that a 30-year-old nurse at the Mount Sinai Nursing Home in East San Francisco was arrested in Santa Barbara County on suspicion she was manufacturing heroin and methamphetamines, police spokesman Jose Hernandez said.
Hernandez said the nurse had been released from jail Sunday.
He did not identify the nurse or give her name.
The Santa Barbara Sheriff’s Department said it received a tip about the arrest about 1 p.m.
Saturday from a member of the public.
Deputies were called to the nursing home after receiving a tip from the public that a woman was at the facility and suspected of possessing drugs.
A man told deputies that he saw the woman and other women at the nursing facility and that the woman looked like she was having a hard time sleeping, Hernandez said in a statement.
He said deputies found the woman with a bag of heroin in her mouth and two syringes.
She was arrested and booked into the Santa Barbara jail, where she is being held on $1,250,000 bail.
The nursing home declined to comment Monday on the arrest.