Former nurse pleads guilty to stealing drugs from senior’s home

Published on January 31, 2014

A Paradise woman suspected of stealing narcotics while she worked as a nurse at Chancellor Park seniors home in Mount Pearl has pleaded guilty to charges against her.

Deanne Bartlett had her case called Thursday morning in provincial court.

The 45-year-old was in court, represented by her lawyer Mike King.

King entered the pleas on her behalf. She’s pleaded guilty to two counts of possessing a controlled drug (morphine and Dilaudud), two counts of theft under $5,000 and a single count of mischief, relating to altering narcotic control records at Chancellor Park.

The offences were said to have happened between Oct. 1 and Oct. 31, 2012. Bartlett has since been relieved of her duties.

Crown prosecutor Robin Fowler and King agreed to schedule the sentencing hearing for April 11.