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Cashton woman facing felony drug charge

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CASHTON, Wisconsin (WXOW) - A Cashton woman is accused of stealing narcotics from a local nursing home.

Vernon County officials arrested 40-year-old Dawn Frederick on Friday.

Frederick admitted taking four Fentanyl patches from Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua when she was employed there at the Certified Dietary Manager.

Frederick faces a felony charge of possession of a controlled substance.

Fentanyl patch is a narcotic pain medicine used to treat chronic pain.  Health experts say it's 100-times more potent than morphine.

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