2012-05-10 / Police Reports

Care Home Aide Sold Drugs Door-To-Door

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Police say a Pittsburgh personal care home employee left elderly patients alone, some of them with dementia, while she went door-to-door selling morphine pills from the business in an apparent attempt to raise money to get out of an abusive relationship.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for 41-yearold Mechelle Looney of McKees Rocks, who has been charged in the incident police say happened near Lynn’s Personal Care Home. The home’s owner didn’t immediately return a call.

Police say a neighbor called police when a woman matching Looney’s description came to her door trying to sell three of the pills for $20. Police say Looney acknowledged selling the pills to another woman, telling police she needed the money to leave her relationship.

No patients were harmed during Looney’s absence.

She faces a preliminary hearing May 10.

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