Charges: Nurse Stole Oxycodone From Patients

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 31-year-old nurse, employed at a senior care assisted living facility, has been charged with stealing narcotics from patients.

Jeana Mary Turner, of Ramsey, is charged with one count of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. According to the charges, Turner stole oxycodone in March by removing it from sealed blister pack cards and replacing it with loratadine, commonly sold as Claritin.

If convicted, Turner faces a potential maximum sentence of four years in prison.

  • Jean

    Think of the pain these people must have been in. Imagine if it was one of your parent’s or grandparent’s or even you if this happened to. This seems to be happening quite often. How do we protect our loved ones from these nut cases??? Are we safe no where anymore?

  • jan

    It’s partly due to the drug culture and I don’t mean teenagers smoking pot. Whenever you watch TV, big pharma is hawking their drugs promising you a wonderful life if you just take their drugs. They get you on their drugs for life and the drugs don’t fix anything, they just mask the symptoms. Oh yeah, listen to the side effects, driving in your sleep, suicide, death, etc. It’s gotten way out of hand and people are so gullible.

  • Joe

    Since my 10 year old daughter died, from prescription drugs Codeine and Diazapham prscribed to her by her pain doctors following her successful surgery for her cerebral palsy condition I have become very anti drug. In many ways our elder population would lead better and more quality lives if big pharma didn’t have there vice grip on the hospitals, nursing homes and assistant living facilities. Big pharma tells us that pain is bad and we need to mask it, From our tragedy I would love to tell our story of grief and the dangers of Codeine and other narcotic drugs.

  • Stephanie Roberts

    As well she should face charges.. She is a disgrace to the nursing profession. Stealing from patients and residents should not and will not be tolerated.It is ethically, and morally irresponsible. I say make a good example of her. It would be to societies benefit to do drug screens on any one who works with the public in this capacity.

    • The Architect

      Why not say that anybody caught stealing prescription drugs while acting in a professional capacity should forfeit their lives? Why is this allowed and people are just “punished” for stuff like this? Why is it ok for them to keep doing it? Nobody forces anybody to steal. Addiction is not a valid reason to be a thief.

  • 44

    More trash from Ramsey and those fine northern suburbs. Time for her to go back to the trailer park.

  • jimmie

    The name of this facility needs to be publicized. I’m tired of the media covering up for these places – the NAMES of FACILITIES need to be made public.

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