Salem nursing assistant accused of possessing resident's fentanyl
September 20. 2017 10:54AM
CONCORD — An employee at a Salem facility faces two felony charges after she allegedly removed three fentanyl patches prescribed to a resident, state officials said.
Stephanie McMahon, 39, of Derry, worked as a resident care assistant at an elderly long-term care facility, according to Attorney General Gordon MacDonald. The state alleges McMahon removed the patches from a patient’s medication storage box. She was not authorized to administer or handle the drug, MacDonald said, and was charged with two counts of acts prohibited.
Each indictment carries a maximum possible penalty of 3½ to seven years in the New Hampshire State Prison and a $25,000 fine. The state Medicaid Fraud Control Unit is handling the investigation.