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Seacoast nurse indicted on 26 charges related to diverting drugs

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November 22. 2017 10:46AM




CONCORD — A licensed practical nurse has been indicted on an additional 26 charges related to diverting drugs in her workplace, according to court records.

Jennifer Blaisdell, 46, of South Berwick, Maine, was indicted on 26 felony counts of obtaining a controlled drug by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or subterfuge, according to the Attorney General’s Office.

On 26 separate occasions between Jan. 5 and Jan. 18, Blaisdell, while working as a licensed practical nurse at a long-term care facility in Dover, unlawfully obtained pain medication containing the narcotic drug Oxycodone belonging to three facility residents, authorities allege.

It’s alleged that to obtain drugs, Blaisdell fraudulently documented in a controlled-substances log the administering of doses to residents that were not getting them and attributing them to other nurses at the facility.

A Strafford County grand jury in July previously indicted Blaisdell on two counts of obtaining a controlled drug by forgery of a written order and three counts of obtaining a controlled drug by fraud, deceit, misrepresentation or subterfuge.

Blaisdell is scheduled to be arraigned on the latest charges Dec. 7 in Strafford County Superior Court. Each charge carries a maxium penalty of seven years in prison and a $25,000 fine.


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