Laporte LPN to be sentenced for taking hospice patient's medications
A Laporte Licensed Practical Nurse is set for sentencing Feb. 4 after pleading guilty to diverting a hospice patient's medications.
Lisa Joy Dykema, 37, was employed at Golden Livingcenter in Walker at the time. She pled guilty Jan. 7 to a 5th Degree Drug Possession charge.
She is charged with signing for the delivery of a hospice patient's Dilaudid supply in May 2012. The 60 pills were later discovered missing from the patient's narcotics drawer, according to a complaint filed by the Board of Nursing..
Dilaudid is a morphine-derivative medication used to relieve moderate to severe pain.
She was charged in Cass County District Court. The charge carries a maximum penalty of five years in jail and/or a $10,000 fine upon conviction.
Read more on the story in Wednesday's Enterprise.