Woman Sentenced To 6 Years For Providing Lethal Drug

LITTLE FALLS, Minn. (WCCO) — A 57-year-old woman has been sentenced to six years in prison for selling prescription painkillers to a Fort Ripley man, who later died.

Patricia Taylor, of Browerville, pleaded guilty to third-degree murder in February. According to the Morrison County Attorney’s Office, she admitted selling prescription Fentanyl patches to Jason Ramsdell in February of 2010.

The medication is designed to be released over a three-day period. Ramsdell was found dead with a Fentanyl patch in his mouth on the same day that he purchased the painkillers from Taylor.

Taylor will get credit for the 14 months she has already served in the Morrison County Jail.

  • Les Johnson

    But people who burglarize our homes and who have prior convictions for burglaries and thefts are sentenced to far less time in prison.

    Who are we saving by sentencing this old woman to prison? I want to know.

  • sw

    Old??? You must be a young buck Les!!!

    • Les Johnson

      How young does a guy have to be in order to be considered a “young buck??”

      I haven’t been called that in many years… I saw Star Wars in the theater in 1977.

  • Les Johnson

    I saw Star Wars in the theater in 1977…

    Do I still qualify?

  • Les Johnson

    Why is it the page refreshes, and doesn’t show a comment, and then it does later? This is the slowest of the slowest of the slowest of comment sections on the Internet. It’s way past pathetic.

  • sw

    I hardly consider 57 old these days! By the way, I must of been at the same theater – I went to it when it first came out and it was playing in a theater somewhere west like Minnetonka Blvd or Excelsior Blvd. You must be around 52 or so right?

    • Les Johnson

      Nope, not that old. I’m still in my 30s.

      I see that my comments have bothered some young man enough that he is attempting to cyber bully me by taking the nickname I’m using. I find that very amusing.

      • Les Johnson

        oops! lemme redact my typo..My IQ is in the 30s..age in the 50s..So, how about that drink/massage?

        • Les Johnson

          The guy using my nickname is an old flame of mine,he’s still bitter.. I’ll deal with him at Pride.

          • Yukon Cornelius

            Oh puhleeeze Les!! I see your M4M ads on CL daily..I also see that you delete them an hour before Richard gets home..Does he know how you spend your days?

    • Les Johnson

      Yeah,I’m around that age..Although I prefer younger guys,I’d be eager to connect with you for a drink or a massage if you’re into it. Lemme know!

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