'Large' amount of narcotics stolen from Lexington nursing home

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Tanbark Health Care Center officials told Lexington police that large amounts of narcotics are missing from the nursing home and they believe an employee stole the drugs, according to a police report.

In the report, Conjuna Collier, the administrator of the senior living facility, told police they realized the narcotics were missing about 7:30 Friday night.

The nursing home, which is on Tates Creek and Man o’ War, has 34 beds.

Police can't say how many drugs are unaccounted for because they're still investigating the theft, but they say they have a person of interest.

When we asked nursing home management if any of their patients were affected by the missing medication, Collier sent us the following statement.

“On Friday evening it was noted that there were some discrepancies in our narcotic count of discontinued medications. We notified the local authorities as required. There was no break in. We are conducting an internal investigation and working with the local authorities to address the situation. At no time was there any danger to our residents or employees.”

Police say if they make an arrest, the person could be charged with theft by unlawful taking and distributing a controlled substance.

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