Nurse sentenced for taking drugs meant for patients

Dec 7, 2016

32 year-old Tracy Long of Pekin will spend 24 months on probation, along with other sanctions, for falsifying medical reports and stealing narcotics for personal use last year at Maple Lawn Healthcare in Eureka.


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Long, a nurse, pleaded guilty to the Class 4 Felony of Unlawful Acquisition of a Controlled Substance.

Long will serve 30 hours of community service, and pay fees associated with the case. She will also undergo a substance abuse evaluation and treatment program, and can no longer work in any position that gives her access to controlled substances.

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says more Americans die today from drug overdoses than from car accidents or fire arms. She says efforts to police the availability of opioid drugs and provide treatment for those fighting addiction, is critical.