Former RN from Janesville receives 15-month prison sentence for fentanyl vial tampering

A former licensed registered nurse from Janesville is facing 15 months in prison for tampering with vials of fentanyl at the hospital that formerly employed her, NBC15 reports. In a sentencing hearing last Thursday, Dawn Drum, 54, pled guilty to one count of product tampering, noting her actions were driven by an opioid addiction.

Drum, according to U.S. District Judge William Conley, replaced vials of fentanyl with saline before resealing the vial stoppers with what appeared to be superglue. She then made the tampered vials available for hospital use by placing them back into an automated dispensing system.

Drum resigned from her position when she was confronted by hospital management and asked to take a drug test, according to Conley.

Following her 15-month prison sentence, Drum will have one year of supervised release and a $30,000 fine.