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U.S. Attorney’s Office
District of New Hampshire

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Raymond Man Pleads Guilty To Diverting Fentanyl At Exeter Hospital

CONCORD, NEW HAMPSHIRE – Peter McGlynn, 45, of Raymond, pled guilty in United States District Court for the District of New Hampshire to obtaining a controlled substance by fraud, announced United States Attorney John P. Kacavas.

            McGlynn admitted that on or about January 16, 2013, while working as an Emergency Medical Technician at Exeter Hospital, McGlynn volunteered to administer fentanyl (a powerful opiate) to a patient who was being treated at the Emergency Department of the hospital.  Although he obtained 100 micrograms of fentanyl and claimed to administer the drug to a patient, the patient did not obtain any pain relief.  A nurse suspected that the drug had not been provided to the patient.  A drug test was performed on McGlynn.  The test detected the presence of fentanyl in his system.

            McGlynn is facing of up to 4 years in prison and a $250,000.00 fine and is scheduled to be sentenced on August 28, 2014. 

            This investigation involved the cooperative efforts of federal and local law enforcement entities, including the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Exeter Police Department, and the New Hampshire Attorney General’s Office.  The case is being prosecuted by Assistant U.S. Attorney John J. Farley.

Updated April 13, 2015