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Veterinary technician charged in fentanyl theft at Iowa State

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Suspect confesses to taking pain medication from College of Veterinary Medicine since December 2011.

After approximately 19,000 micrograms of fentanyl were missing and unaccounted for at the Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Medical Center officials called university police. Officials suspected veterinary tech Kari Lynn Boyer, 35, according to a release from the Iowa State University Police. Boyer had access to the pain medication, a schedule II substance, as part of her regular duties. Records indicated that Boyer removed the drug but did not properly account for its use.

A search warrant executed at Boyer’s residence revealed syringes, rubber tubing and fentanyl vials. Boyer was charged Sept. 14 with prohibited acts, a class “C” felony. She turned herself in to the Story County Jail. A class “C” felony is punishable by confinement of not more than 10 years and a fine not to exceed $10,000.

Boyer admitted to ISU Police officers that she had been taking fentanyl from the college since December 2011. dvm

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