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Former Mass. EMT pleads guilty to tampering with 3 fentanyl citrate vials

Candice Mangan could be sentenced up to 10 years in prison and fined $250,000


Alvin Buyinza

BOSTON — Candice Mangan, 43, of Medford pleaded guilty to one count of tampering with a consumer product in U.S. District Court on Aug. 30, 2022, U.S. Attorney Rachael S. Rollins said.

From March 2020 to early October 2020, Mangan worked as a part-time EMT. Around Sept. 30, Magnan removed fentanyl citrate from three vials and replaced the majority of the contents with saline. Magnan had only left 4.4%, 6.8%, and 24.2% of the concentration of fentanyl citrate in the vials. She was charged on June 24, 2022.

“The grave consequences of the opioid crisis extend far beyond street level dealing of heroin and fentanyl, which continues at an alarming pace. Almost every one of the 15 units in the Criminal and Civil Divisions of this Office are handling matters relating to the opioid epidemic,” said Attorney Rollins stated.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration oversees drug supplies in the U.S. to ensure all substances are safe and effective.

“... those who knowingly tamper with medicines put patients’ health at risk,” said Fernando P. McMillan, Special Agent in Charge of the USDA.

Magnan could face a 10-year prison sentence, three years of supervised release and a fine of a quarter million dollars.


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