Nurse pleads guilty in fentanyl theft case
Prosecutors say she stole the medicine from Heartland Regional Medical Center
A Norris City woman has pleaded guilty on possession charges related to a fentanyl case in Williamson County.
Illinois Attorney General Kwame Raoul's Office says 46-year old Linnea O'Neal pleaded guilty to unlawful possession of a controlled substance in Williamson County Court.
O'Neal is a first-time offender, so she received probation and will have to perform 30 hours of community service and submit to drug treatment and testing.
Raoul's Office says O'Neal was working as a nurse at Heartland Regional Medical Center when she took several doses of fentanyl from the hospital's supply. Se was arrested last November and confessed to taking the drugs.