SLPD files 50 drug charges on woman

At least 18 fraudulent prescriptions alleged

Police have cleared an investigation into the illegal purchase of prescription drugs with intent to sell them on the street by charging the suspect with over 50 charges.

Storm Lake Police say that Kayleen Leedahl, 28, of Royal, obtained eighteen different prescriptions through fraud at the Storm Lake Walmart Pharmacy between July 11 and Nov. 13, 2013.

Police say that Leedahl posed as a nurse from various medical practices and used doctors’ information called in fraudulent prescriptions.

She then picked up the ordered prescriptions and police further say she obtained the drugs with the intent to deliver or sell them on the street.

The investigation says that Leedahl acquired Norco on three occasions, Ambien on four occasions, Valium on five occasions, Levaquin on two occasions, Zofran on two occasions and Lortab on two occasions.

On Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013, warrants were issued charging Leedahl with the following:

         • One count of ongoing criminal mischief

         • Five counts of possession with intent to deliver schedule III controlled substance

         • Nine counts of possession with intent to deliver schedule IV controlled substance

         • 14 counts of failure to affix a drug tax stamp

         • Five counts of prohibited acts

         • Nine counts of prohibited acts

         • Four counts of unlawful possession of a prescription drug

         • Four counts of prohibited acts

Bond was set at $50,000.

The Storm Lake warrants were served on Leedahl by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department on Wednesday where Leedahl was already in custody on the charge of probation revocation in reference to theft of lottery tickets.

The Storm Lake Police Department was assisted in the investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff’s Department, the Spencer Police Department, Spirit Lake Police Department and Sheldon Police Department.

Leedahl is being held in Carroll pending her transfer to the Buena Vista County Jail.