Nurse admits writing herself prescriptions

A Jamestown nurse now admits stealing forms and writing herself prescriptions for Oxycodone.

Samilyn Olson pleaded guilty to conspiracy to distribute Oxycodone on Tuesday. The 47-year-old used to work as a nurse at the Veterans Affairs Community Based Outpatient Clinic in Jamestown. After writing the prescriptions, either Olson or others would fill them at a local pharmacy and then distribute the pills.

She will be in court in May and could be sentenced to a maximum of 20 years in prison. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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