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News Release

For Immediate Release
July 3, 2013

Sarah T. Blodgett, Attorney
(603) 271-1246

Arrest of Alissa Durgin, Registered Nurse, for Unlawfully Possessing a Controlled Drug

Attorney General Joseph A. Foster announces that Alissa Durgin, age 30, of Raymond, New Hampshire was arrested for unlawfully possessing a controlled drug (class B felony) and abuse of a facility patient (class A misdemeanor). These charges stem from a May 6, 2013 incident, in which Durgin, while working as a registered nurse at Colonial Poplin in Fremont, took a fentanyl patch that was prescribed for a resident and retained it for her own use, depriving the resident of medication that was needed to control her pain. On June 7, 2013, the Board of Nursing ("Board") issued an emergency suspension of Durgin's license to practice nursing in New Hampshire. Following a June 20, 2013 hearing, the Board voted to continue this suspension during the pendency of the investigation.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit, which investigates and prosecutes allegations of resident abuse at healthcare facilities, investigated Durgin's crimes.

An arraignment has been scheduled for 8:00 a.m. on August 9, 2013 at the 10th Circuit, District Court Division-Brentwood.

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