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Investigation Lands Clay County Woman In Jail On More Than 50 Drug Related Charges

Thu 12-12-2013 (Storm Lake)-- An investigation by Storm Lake police has landed a Royal woman in jail on more than 50 drug-related charges.

Police allege the suspect, 28-year-old Kayleen Leedahl, fraudulently obtained 18 different prescription drugs while posing as a nurse from various medical practices and using doctor's information. Leedahl is accused of obtaining the drugs at the pharmacy of the Storm Lake Wal Mart store with the intent of delivering or selling them on the street.

Warrants were issued Wednesday for Leedahl's arrest, charging her with one count of ongoing criminal intent, five counts of possession with intent to deliver a schedule three controlled substance; nine counts of possession with intent to deliver a schedule four controlled substance; 14 counts of failure to affix a drug tax stamp; 18 counts of prohibited acts; and four counts of unlawful possession of prescription drugs.

Leedahl was arrested by authorities in Carroll county where she was already in custody on a probation revocation for theft of lottery tickets. She's being held in the Carroll county jail pending extradition to Buena Vista county. Bond on the Buena Vista county charges was set at $50,000.

Storm Lake police were assisted in the investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and the Spencer, Spirit Lake and Sheldon Police Departments.
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