Kimberly S. Hanks, 30, faces a charge of Class D felony theft. According to court documents, the alleged theft occurred on Monday. A report was made Tuesday.
Hanks had been employed as a certified nursing assistant at Summerfield Health Care in Cloverdale.
A narrative on the case said Licensed Practical Nurse Kristie McCoy, who worked with Hanks at Summerfield, told police she had given Hanks the keys to the narcotics room so Hanks could get cigarettes for a resident.
Then on Tuesday morning, "McCoy was informed by her supervisor that Hanks had taken the narcotics box home and was bringing them back," court documents said. "Hanks had called her supervisor and informed her that she had the narcotics box and didn't know how it had gotten into her vehicle."
In her statement, McCoy said Hanks had said she didn't know how the drugs got in her car, and that she didn't "want to go to jail."
In her statement, Hanks admitted to going into the narcotics room twice on Monday -- once for a cup of pudding and once for the cigarettes.
"After I left work, before I pulled in my driveway, I turned around to get my stuff out of the back seat and found the med box," Hanks said in her statement. "I have no clue how it got into my car."
Hanks' husband Alfred said he saw his wife bring the box into the house, and that he "saw that it was vials of something." He discovered the box contained insulin and lorazepam.
Lorazepam is schedule IV narcotic drug used for the short-term treatment of anxiety, insomnia, acute seizures and sedation of hospitalized and aggressive patients.
Alfred Hanks told police he threw two bottles of lorazepam in the toilet. Hanks backed up her husband's story that he flushed two vials of the drug.
"(Kim Hanks) called her boss and her boss said to bring (the drugs) back to work, so I drove her to Cloverdale to her work to tell what I knew and to be there for my wife, and we waited for the officer and her bosses," Alfred Hanks' statement said.
Hanks was taken into custody on Tuesday. She told police she would be willing to take a drug test, and she was taken to Putnam County Hospital for a screening. Results on the test have not yet been returned.
In court Thursday, Hanks admitted she has had issues with controlled substance abuse. She said her drug of choice had been Vicodin, and that she had just completed a drug treatment program in December.
Judge Matthew Headley set Hanks' bond at $5,000 with 10 percent allowed. The 10 percent was posted and Hanks was released from jail just after 11 a.m. on Thursday, a jail representative said.
Headley assigned public defender Sidney Tongret to Hanks' case. A pretrial conference is set for June 3.
Hanks has no other criminal history.