TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) A Kansas licensed practical nurse from Riley has been sentenced to two years in federal prison for diverting prescription painkillers.
The U.S. attorney’s office says 37-year-old Denise Carlson was sentenced Monday. She pleaded guilty earlier to conspiracy.
Carlson admitted conspiring to distribute and dispense Oxycodone and Oxycontin with her sister Katherine Surowski, who was a pharmacist in Salina, and Manhattan nurse Christine Swanson.
Prosecutors said Carlson forged physicians’ signatures on stolen prescription pads. Her sister also stole prescription pads for the conspiracy. Surowski filled the prescriptions at her job at the Salina K-Mart pharmacy.
Swanson was sentenced earlier to 36 months in prison. Surowski is to be sentenced Aug. 8.
And several court orders have been announced in connection with a rape-related case, involving a man from New York charged in an Ogden case that originally involved the wrongfully convicted Eddie Lowery in 1981. Daniel Brewer’s case is being handled by the state attorney general’s office, with Riley County District Judge David Stutzman ruling the end of last week on a variety of defense motions.
A couple of motions to dismiss were denied, However a motion to sever charges, meaning to sever two counts for separate trials, was granted. Statements made by witnesses were also evaluated, with some to be admitted and others to be denied.