(FOX 25 / MyFoxBoston.com) - A Lynn woman is facing larceny charges after she reportedly stole her friend's
cancer medication and replaced it with Ibuprofen.
Donna Welch-Gowan, 46, was released on personal recognizance during a hearing on Monday and is due back in court Aug. 2 for a probable cause hearing after she reportedly tampered with her friend's cancer pain medication, reports The Lynn Daily Item.
The victim who is a stage 2 cancer patient told police that she believed Welch-Gowan took the keys to the safe where she keeps her medication and stole more than 100 Neurotin pills, as well as other medication.
According to the paper, the victim first realized that her medication had been tampered with on June 21 following a trip to Massachusetts General Hospital. She was experiencing seizures, and a doctor informed her that she had an unusual amount of Ibuprofen in her system.
For more information: The Lynn Daily Item