Vt. nurse sentenced on prescription drug charges

A hospital nurse in Vermont has received a suspended sentence of one to two years on misdemeanor drug possession charges. Shawn Marks, 35, of Poultney was convicted Monday in Rutland County Superior Court. Marks, a nurse in the emergency department of Rutland Regional Medical Center in Rutland, was accused of unlawfully possessing the narcotic Percocet. Marks has to perform 200 hours of community service as part of his sentence and complete substance abuse counseling.

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