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News Release

For Immediate Release
July 9, 2010

Attorney Walter A. Pazdon, Jr.
(603) 271-1246

State v. Alesha M. Neault
Nursing Assistant Indicted for Taking Pain Medicine from Nursing Home Residents

Attorney General Michael A. Delaney announces that a Strafford County Grand Jury has indicted Alesha M. Neault of Berwick, Maine for two felony counts of unlawfully possessing a controlled drug and two misdemeanor counts of abusing a facility resident. The indictments charge that Neault, while working as a licensed nursing assistant at the Riverview Rest Home in Dover, New Hampshire removed Fentanyl narcotic patches from two residents and kept them for her own use. Fentanyl, a narcotic that is more powerful than morphine, is used to treat severe and persistent pain.

The case was investigated by the Strafford County Sheriff's Department and referred to the Attorney General Office's Medicaid Fraud Unit, which investigates and prosecutes allegations of resident abuse at health care facilities. Attorney General Delaney said: "This Office will continue to vigorously prosecute allegations of abuse against our citizens living in residential care facilities."

For further information, contact Attorney Walter A. Pazdon, Jr. at 271-1246.

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