New HampshireDepartment of JusticeOffice of the Attorney General

News Release

For Immediate Release
January 19, 2018

Bryan J. Townsend, II
Assistant Attorney General
Medicaid Fraud Control Unit

Stephanie McMahon Pleaded Guilty to One Class A Misdemeanor Count of Possession of a Prescription Drug, Contrary to RSA 318:42

Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announces that on January 18, 2018, Stephanie McMahon of Derry, New Hampshire, pleaded guilty in the Rockingham County Superior Court to one count of possession of a prescription drug, a class A misdemeanor. Between March 13, 2017 and March 14, 2017, while working as a resident care assistant at a long-term care facility in Salem, New Hampshire, Ms. McMahon knowingly and unlawfully possessed the prescription drug, fentanyl belonging to a facility resident.

Ms. McMahon was sentenced to 12 months in the House of Correction, suspended for 3 years. As conditions of the suspended sentence, Ms. McMahon is prohibited from caring for sick, elderly, and/or vulnerable adults. She is also prohibited from working in any capacity in which she is responsible for handling and/or administering controlled medication. Additionally, Ms. McMahon was also sentenced to 2 years of probation.

The Medicaid Fraud Control Unit of the Attorney General's Office is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of healthcare providers accused of defrauding New Hampshire's Medicaid program. In addition, the Unit investigates and prosecutes allegations of abuse, neglect and exploitation of those who reside in board and care facilities which includes the investigation and prosecution of facility drug diversion.

New Hampshire Department of Justice
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