Long Prairie woman charged with burglary, theft and possession of drugs

Julie Marie Conrad, 38, Long Prairie, was charged Jan 18, with two felony counts of fifth degree possession of drugs, third degree felony burglary, felony theft and misdemeanor theft.

On Jan. 10, a Swanville school employee reported four prescription Vicodin pills  taken from a locked personal cabinet. The employee suspected Conrad, who shared the cabinet.

On Jan. 14, the employee again reported a theft, this time prescription Tylenol with codeine. Both medications are schedule III controlled substances.

On Jan. 14, a Swanville resident reported prescription medication missing from her home and that she suspected Conrad.

With a hidden camera, the resident taped Conrad inside the home. A prescription bottle of Oxycodone that the resident had filled with a different, non-pescription drug was missing. The resident also believed Conrad was responsible for prior thefts which included 25 Vicodin one time and 30 Vicodin another time. Also missing was $150.

When Conrad was interviewed by Morrison County Deputies on the theft from the school, she allegedly admitted stealing the drugs, but claimed she dumped them in the toilet and did not take them. Concerning the theft from the residence in Swanville, she allegedly said she was stealing the pills for the resident’s own good. She admitted other thefts of pills from this victim, but denied taking any of the pills herself.

If convicted, Conrad faces a maximum penalty of five years imprisonment and/or a $10,000 fine for both incidences.