Isanti County jail nurse charged with illegally using inmates’ names to obtain narcotics

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A contracted nurse for the Isanti County jail has been charged with using inmates’ names to illegally obtain prescriptions of oxycodone for personal use.

Cara Sue Lindgren, 38, of Cambridge, was charged with felony fifth degree drug possession, and felony fifth degree drug possession by fraud or deceit before Judge James Dehn Aug. 9 in Isanti County District Court.

Dehn set bond at $10,000 without conditions or $5,000 with conditions and her next court appearance for Sept. 4.

Lindgren was an employee of Advanced Correctional Healthcare/Diamond Pharmacy Services, who is the contracted medical provider for the Isanti County jail. Oxycodone is a Level II controlled substance often used to treat moderate to severe pain.

Isanti County Sheriff Bill Guenther indicated the investigation is still active. See more in Editor Rachel Kytonen’s Isanti County News story.


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