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Nurse’s Aide Allegedly Tried To Sell Stolen Morphine Pills

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — A nurse’s aide in Windgap allegedly left her patients alone while she went door-to-door selling morphine pills.

Michelle Looney, 41, works at Lynn’s Personal Care Home. She allegedly left her patients alone for 15 to 30 minutes while she tried to sell the pills.

Vicki Watts said Looney knocked on her door.

“We [were] in the kitchen and she [came] in the door [and] says, ‘Hi, I’m from the personal care home and I was wondering if you’d like to buy some morphine pills,’” she said.

Looney allegedly admitted to taking the pills and trying to sell them.

“Yesterday I saw a police car with another undercover car and a couple undercover officers there, but I didn’t see anything else going on,” Chris Clark, who lives across the street, said.

The care home had no comment Wednesday night.

Looney was arraigned and released on her own recognizance. KDKA’s David Highfield went to her home in McKees Rocks, but the man who answered the door said she was sleeping and could not be disturbed.

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