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Nurse Pleads Guilty For Taking Painkillers

A Cedar Rapids nurse accused of taking painkillers from hospital patients’ intravenous lines and injecting herself has pleaded guilty to federal charges. 33 year old Kelly Postel of Monticello entered her pleas Tuesday in Cedar Rapids District Court. Prosecutors say Postel obtained an excessive amount of fentanyl and morphine from the hospital pharmacy and administered patients’ prescribed amount and then injected herself while at work with the leftover drugs. Authorities also say Postel took fentanyl from a patient by using a syringe to withdraw it from an intravenous line and injected herself while still at work. Her sentencing hearing has not been scheduled yet.

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