Nurse Addiction

A horrific situation in Indiana caught my eye. Police accuse Miranda Kahn of stealing medication from a patient at a nursing home where she worked.

The registered nurse denied stealing a medication called gabapentin. Officers found a bottle of the nerve pain pills in her home with the label partially ripped off. Later, investigators found text messages between Kahn and her father, according to court documents.

One message from Kahn to her father read:

“I have a way to sell some things I took from work and get some but I thought I’d try to be honest first; But k cool dad.”

Later, she messaged her father again and wrote: “I’m gonna leave (my daughter) home for just a little bit to go sell these and get some $$$”

Her father replied: “Don’t lose your job for stealing jobs!” (sic).

Marijuana and drug paraphernalia were also found in the house. According to the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency records, Kahn has held licenses ranging from registered nurse to certified nurses aide over the years. She never faced disciplinary action.

Kahn’s boyfriend also told investigators she would steal medication from the nursing home and hide it in her bra before going home. He claimed in court documents Kahn refused to go to rehab for drug problems and that she would try to self-medicate with prescription drugs, court documents said.