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Nurse Convicted Of Unlawful Possession Of Narcotic Drugs

CONTACT: Steven J. Monde, Assistant Attorney General, (802) 828-5518

January 31, 2014

Shawn Marks, age 35, of Poultney, Vermont, was convicted on January 27, 2014, in Vermont Superior Court for Rutland County, on two misdemeanor charges of unlawful possession of narcotic drugs. The conviction stems from Mr. Marks’s employment as a nurse in the emergency department of the Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, Vermont. Mr. Marks admitted to unlawfully possessing the narcotic drug Percocet.

Mr. Marks was sentenced to 1-2 years in jail, all suspended, and placed on three years of probation. In addition to the standard conditions of probation, the Court imposed special conditions, ordering Mr. Marks to perform 200 hours of community service; to complete substance abuse counseling as directed by his probation officer; and to submit to random urinalysis testing.

The case was prosecuted by the Medicaid Fraud and Residential Abuse Unit within the Vermont Attorney General’s Office. The Vermont Secretary of State’s Office of Professional Regulation assisted with the investigation leading to Mr. Mark’s conviction.

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