BY PETER JONES
The former surgical tech who stole powerful painkillers at Swedish Medical Center in Englewood last year has had an additional year added to his six-and-a-half-year prison sentence, this time for felony contempt of court, U.S. Attorney Bob Troyer announced last week.
The sentence was handed down after Rocky Allen was caught driving to Idaho to visit family before reporting to prison, despite an order from a judge prohibiting him from traveling.
Last year, Allen pleaded guilty to two counts of drug theft, among other federal charges.
According to his public defender, Allen was addicted to painkillers when he was caught tampering with syringes that contained fentanyl, a narcotic painkiller. He was fired from Swedish more than a year ago.
Allen has tested positive for HIV.
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