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Pulaski County caretaker accused of neglecting patient

SCIENCE HILL, Ky. (WKYT) - A Pulaski County caretaker faces charges after, investigators say, she neglected a patient.

The Kentucky Attorney General's Office says Danielle West, 24, was arrested in Science Hill on Friday morning.

She works as a caretaker for Independent Opportunities.

Investigators say West poured breathing treatment medication down a sink. The medicine was supposed to be given to a patient suffering from COPD.

West has been charged with wanton neglect of an adult.

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