A Copley Hospital nurse has been charged with taking narcotics from an operating room.
Fifty-nine-year-old James Erwin of Barre has pleaded innocent to the felony charge.
Erwin is accused taking a syringe of Fentanyl from an anesthesia cart at the Morrisville hospital and replacing it with water.
Erwin was released on the conditions including that he post a $1,000 release bond.
If convicted, he faces up to two years in prison and $5,000 in fines.