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Nurse’s aide charged with stealing narcotic patches

September 12, 2012

The Sullivan County Sheriff’s Office has concluded a two-month investigation into the theft of narcotic pain patches from patients at the Sullivan County Adult Care Center in Liberty.

Sheriff’s detectives have arrested 37-year-old Robin Nash of Neversink, a nurse’s aide, and charged her with larceny, criminal possession of a controlled substance and tampering with evidence. Supervisors at the county’s nursing home alerted deputies in late June when they noticed Fentanyl patches missing from several patients.

Fentanyl is a powerful narcotic pain killer that is applied as a patch to the skin, and absorbed by the body. It is typically prescribed to cancer patients.