Woman pleads to drug tampering after boy’s death

Allegan County
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ALLEGAN, Mich. (WOOD) — A former in-home nurse who admitted to stealing the medication of a 4-year-old boy who later died has pleaded guilty to federal charges.

Court documents filed Wednesday show Kristie Mollohan, a former licensed practical nurse, pleaded guilty to two counts of tampering with medicine.

One of the charges involved a child in Barry County.

The other involved 4-year-old Ryley Maue of Allegan, who had cerebral palsy. Mollohan admitted she took some of the Valium that Ryley was prescribed to prevent seizures and then watering the down the solution to hide the theft.

Ryley died of a seizure in August 2016. His death was ruled a homicide, but authorities could never prove Mollohan’s tampering was the cause, so she was never charged with the death.

Mollohan also admitted to tampering with medicine with Ryley’s brother’s medicine, but the charge linked to that was dismissed.

She faces up to 20 years in prison.

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