Kimberly S. Hanks, 30, pled guilty to and was convicted of one count of Class D felony theft.
"There was no plea offered by our office," said Putnam County Chief Deputy Prosecutor Justin Long. "She admitted to everything and it was just a straight-up sentencing."
Long said the fact that Hanks has no prior criminal history likely played a role in her not being sentenced to any jail time. She could have received up to three years.
Hanks was arrested on April 28 for a theft court records said happened two days earlier.
She was employed by Summerfield Health Care in Cloverdale as a certified nursing assistant, and according to an affidavit of probable cause, called her supervisor on April 27 to say a box of narcotics had appeared in the back seat of her car and that she had no idea how they had gotten there.
When interviewed by police, Hanks reiterated that she had "no clue how (the box of drugs) 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.
Court records said Alfred Hanks drove his wife back to Cloverdale to return the drugs.
Hanks admitted at her initial hearing that she had past issues with substance abuse, and that the narcotic painkiller Vicodin had been her drug of choice. She said she had completed a drug treatment program in December.
When Hanks was arrested, she told police she would be willing to take a drug test, and she was taken to Putnam County Hospital for a screening.
Results of that test were not made public.