Ex-teacher accused of switching child's prescription medicine
Cumberland County authorities arrested a former elementary teacher Thursday night after she allegedly switched out medication prescribed to an 11-year-old child she had been babysitting.Posted — Updated
Stacey Rademacher Kolmodin, 31, of the 5800 block of Rockfish Roads, Hope Mill was charged with one count each of misdemeanor child abuse, misdemeanor larceny, trafficking opiates and creating a counterfeit controlled substance.
Investigators said Kolmodin took Tylenol with codeine liquid out of a prescription bottle and replaced it with a liquid that was a similar color.
The child, who the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office said suffers from numerous medical illnesses, had to go to a local hospital after having an allergic reaction to what authorities called "the counterfeit medication."
Kolmodin was a first-grade teacher at Glendale Acres Elementary School until April, when she was arrested on drug charges after a school official discovered her allegedly snorting a "powdery substance up her nose" at her desk, the sheriff's office said.
Investigators said she also has a history of illegal drug activity that includes "doctor-shopping" to get prescriptions for Percocet.
In addition to the latest charges, Kolmodin was previously charged with four counts of felony trafficking opiates and two counts of obtaining a controlled substance by prescription misrepresentation.
She was in the Cumberland County Detention Center under a $31,000 secured bond Wednesday morning.
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