A northwest Iowa woman faces a ten-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to illegally obtaining prescription drugs. In December of 2013, Storm Lake police arrested 30-year-old Kayleen Leedahl of Royal with over 50 charges in connection with allegations of possessing and attempting to sell illegal drugs.
Police allege Leedahl obtained 18 different prescriptions through fraud at the Storm Lake Wal-Mart Pharmacy. Police allege Leedahl posed as a nurse from various medical practices, and using doctor’s information called in fraudulent prescriptions. She then picked up the ordered prescriptions, and police further allege that she obtained the drugs with the intent to deliver or sell them on the street. Leedahl pleaded guilty in a plea agreement to three counts of felony obtaining or attempting to obtain a prescription drug by deceit.
The agreement calls for ten years in prison when she’s sentenced on March 30th.
(Reporting by Joel Hermann, KAYL, Storm Lake)