The prison discovered that Loratab pills were missing from the medicine room and began an investigation.
A nurse at the Morgan County Correctional Complex in Wartburg was fired because investigators believe she stole drugs from a medicine room.
According to the Tennessee Department of Corrections, Tonya Hileman was suspected of stealing Loratab pills several times in a week.
Hileman was hired in October 2009. She was fired on September 6 and the TDOC said she may face criminal prosecution.