The following information was posted Wednesday afternoon on the Wayzata Police Department's Facebook page:
A 22-year-old Delano woman, working as a home health aid, was charged today with theft of a controlled substance. The thefts occurred at the Long Lake Assisted Living Center.
The woman admitted to taking narcotics from patients over a period of time.
The theft involved Hydromorphone, a Schedule II controlled substance, which is a felony.
Police arrested the woman, identified in court documents as Rebecca Swanger, Feb. 4 at the assisted living facility on Brown Road after being called by site's administrators.
Staff reported to officers that Swanger had admitted to taking several residents' prescription medication over a period of time.
A search conducted at the Wayzata Police Station found two Hydromorphone pills in concealed Swanger's bra. She has been charged with a pair of felony counts: theft of a controlled substance and fifth-degree possession of a controlled substance.
Lake Minnetonka Patch will have additional updates on this story when further information is available.