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La Farge woman accused of taking drugs from nursing home

VIROQUA, Wis. (WXOW) - A LaFarge woman is arrested and accused of taking Fentanyl patches and Vicodin tablets from an area nursing home.

The Vernon County Sheriff's department arrested Violet Thelen, 44, following a lengthy investigation.

The department said the drugs were taken from Vernon Manor Nursing home while Thelen was employed as a registered nurse.

During an interview, investigators said Thelen admitted to taking Vicodin and Fentanyl patches. She was arrested on April 11 and is being charged with possession of a controlled substance which is a felony.

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