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Care Home Supervisor Could Face Charges Over Stolen Narcotics

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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) – A supervisor from a personal care home could be facing charges for allegedly stealing narcotics.

According to police, they found dozens of needles and pills in the administrator’s office of the Liberty Manor Personal Care Home.

“We met with the employee yesterday,” Officer Raymond Johnson said. “She turned over to me 102 Klonopins that she received from a supervisor on Tuesday. As the investigation went on, I went yesterday ad spoke with the supervisor, brought her back to the station, interviewed her. She gave me a written statement that in fact on Tuesday of last week, she did steal approximately 200 Klonopins from a former resident who left on Monday and did not return to the manor, split them up between herself and the employee.”

Police said the investigation started when an employee gave them a tip that prescription drugs were being distributed illegally.

Monday night officers carted out boxes and boxes of evidence.

Later, allegations also came about that bio-hazardous material were being disposed of improperly.

Officer Johnson said the facility will be shut down and the process of doing so will be underway shortly.

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A hazmat team eventually arrived at the scene, removing 238 cans full of syringes.

Not only a supervisor, but another person could face charges based on the prescription drugs found and distributed.

They also found bottles of old pills in an office. Many of the residents have been transferred to other facilities.

“They shouldn’t do this to these residents,” said Sharon Black with Quiet Ridge Personal Care Home, where some of the residents were transported. “Not giving them their meds and hiding all that stuff. It’s just unreal, it’s horrible. All the stuff that I heard, it just made me cry.”

One officer described the facility as unkempt and smelling like urine and feces.

Police expect to make at least two arrests.

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