Formerly licensed Massachusetts paramedic and Malden Firefighter Candice Mangan, 41, of Medford, has recently been charged with the tampering of liquid fentanyl vials while working at a private ambulance company.
The charging document states that during the time period of March 2020 to early October 2020, Mangan was employed as a part-time paramedic for Cataldo Ambulance Service on the outskirts of Boston.
While on the job in Needham on September 30, 2020, she allegedly tampered with three fentanyl citrate vials by removing their contents and replacing them with saline. The remaining liquid in the three vials was reported to contain only 4.4%, 6.8%, and 24.2% of the declared concentration of fentanyl citrate.
Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid medication that is used for treating severe pain, most particularly used to ease those struggling after a surgery or during the treatment of cancer. It is unknown the reason for why Mangan would allegedly steal the drug, but a reasonable guess would be for addiction or the profit that selling the drug could provide.
The charging statue states that Mangan could potentially face up to 10 years in prison, three years of supervised release, and a fine of $250,000. The trial in which will determine her guilt or innocence will take place in federal court at a future unknown date.