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Jul 1, 2015 10:49 AM

Two charges dropped against nurse accused of diverting drugs from hospital

The Associated Press

CONCORD (AP) — A judge has determined that two of three charges against a nurse accused of diverting drugs at a New Hampshire hospital lack the probable cause to go forward in court.

The Concord Monitor reports 47-year-old Kerry Bridges, of Warren, Maine, was arrested this month and charged with illegal possession of morphine and hydromorphone while she was working at Concord Hospital's emergency department between March and May.

A judge determined that the state hadn't proved probable cause in the charges relating to hydromorphone, but did in the morphine case. All three charges can still be presented to a grand jury for possible indictment.

Bridge's lawyer questioned the investigation methods and successfully argued that a travel ban, which limited Bridges to Maine and New Hampshire, be removed.


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