Stacy Olmsted

Mar 19, 2016 11:43 AM

Vermont woman charged with stealing fentanyl from patient

The Associated Press

LEBANON - Officials say a Vermont woman is charged with stealing the opiate painkiller, fentanyl, from a patient she was visiting at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon.

Stacy Olmsted, 44, of Springfield, Vt., is charged with stealing an IV bag containing fentanyl from the patient's room on Friday.

Fentanyl - alone or in combination with other drugs - was responsible for 278 of the 428 overdose deaths in New Hampshire in 2015, according to data released by the state medical examiner's office this week.

Olmsted was still in custody on $5,000 bail Saturday, officials at the Grafton County House of Corrections said.

It was not immediately known if she has a lawyer.

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