A FORMER Ambulance Tasmania paramedic has pleaded guilty to having stolen, used and possessed controlled drugs.
Timothy James Millwood, 50, of Longford, had initially wanted to contest the charges and a hearing was scheduled this morning.
Millwood however pleaded guilty in Launceston Magistrates Court today to 13 counts of having stolen morphine, one count of having used morphine, one count of having stolen midazolam and one count of having possessed midazolam.
Police prosecutor Brad Collins told the court that Millwood's offending occurred during his employment as a paramedic at Launceston and Mowbray ambulance stations mid-last year.
Millwood stole 35 ampoules of morphine and one of midazolam from his workplace.
Defence solicitor Adrian Hall said his client was not addicted to morphine, but had used it for knee pain.
Chief Magistrate Michael Hill ordered a pre-sentence report for Millwood.
Millwood will be sentenced on December 11 at 2.15pm.