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Former Union Parish coroner arrested on drug charge

Sunday, March 20, 2022
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A former Union Parish coroner and nurse at Northern Louisiana Medical Center is free on bond after her arrest on 21 counts of obtaining and possession of controlled dangerous substances by fraud.

Abbie Albritton Moon, 35, of Farmerville, was arrested March 14 by agents with the Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team.

The incident reportedly involved narcotics allegedly taken from the hospital pharmacy.

According to booking information, NLMC officials notified law enforcement as soon as the problem was identified. The investigation was triggered by internal protection measures at NLMC.

Moon, a registered nurse, was the only person involved. At no time were patients endangered or deprived of care, sources said.

Moon was originally booked on $420,000 bond. But the day after her arrest, a 3rd Judicial District Court judged reduced the bond to $100,000 with unknown special conditions.

The investigation is ongoing.

Moon ran unopposed for Union Parish coroner in 2015 but did not seek reelection. Moon was coroner at the time of the fatal arrest of Black motorist Ronald Greene at the hands of Louisiana State Police in May 2019. That incident happened on a rural Union Parish road.