Halifax police officer investigated over sleeping pill prescriptions

A Halifax Regional Police officer is under investigation for allegedly getting prescriptions for more than 900 sleeping pills from 12 different doctors two years ago.

Investigators have seized Const. Rebecca Jean Jones's medical records from her visits to two doctor's offices in Wolfville and Halifax on May 4, 2015, and June 28, 2015. Billing was submitted to MSI for both visits.

Police spokeswoman Const. Dianne Penfound said Tuesday that Jones, a 10-year veteran, is on paid leave from the force.

However, a second police spokesperson contacted CBC later Tuesday to say that information was incorrect.