A Manchester nurse has been charged with stealing and tampering with drugs.
31-year old Katie Boll appeared in federal court in Cedar Rapids on Tuesday. She is accused of acquiring drugs from patients in her care at the Good Neighbor Home in Manchester – and injuring one of her patients after she tampered with their drug.
The indictment filed July 7th alleges that between September 2018 and January 2019, Boll acquired controlled substances from at least fourteen patients at the nursing home. Those controlled substances included morphine, hydrocodone, oxycodone, codeine and tramadol.
Boll is also accused of diluting liquid morphine with mouthwash, resulting in injury to a patient on Christmas Eve.
She faces thirteen counts of acquiring a controlled substance by misrepresentation, fraud, deception and subterfuge and one count of tampering with a consumer product, specifically morphine.
If convicted on all charges, Boll faces a possible maximum sentence of 62 years in prison and up to a $3.5 million fine.
Boll remains free on bond. Her next appearance for trial is set for September 16th.