Nurse at Brookshire Nursing Home accused of stealing & selling patients’ meds
HARTSELLE, Ala. – An LPN nurse at Brookshire Nursing Home in Huntsville is accused of stealing patients’ prescribed medications and selling them.
Jilandra W. Lindley was arrested and charged with unlawful possession of a controlled substance and theft of property 2nd on Thursday.
Morgan County Sheriff Ana Franklin said a tip from a concerned citizen lead to agents from the Morgan County Drug Task Force and Hartselle Police Officers searching Lindley’s apartment at 100 Puckett Rd. in Hartselle for narcotics. Franklin said the tip lead them to believe Lindley was stealing patients prescribed medications, bringing them back to her residence in Hartselle, and selling them to various individuals in Morgan County.
In her apartment, agents found numerous prescribed medications belonging to patients from the nursing home where Lindley worked, according to Sheriff Franklin.
The Madison-Morgan STAC Unit stopped Lindley as she left Brookshire Nursing home for a traffic violation Thursday. Sheriff Franklin said the officers discovered 20 hydrocodone pills, several vials of insulin, and Clonazepam in her possession.
Sheriff Franklin said that Lindley is also suspected in theft of some money from a patient at Brookshire Nursing Home. She has felony charges pending in Huntsville related to that theft, Franklin said.
When Morgan Drug Agents searched Lindley’s residence in Hartselle, they found a man named Christopher Breeding in the apartment, along with an 8-month-old child. Sheriff Franklin said Breeding was arrested for outstanding warrants with Decatur Police Department and the child was released to relatives.
More charges are pending for Lindley. She’s being held in jail on a $10,000 bond.