Boston Medic Accused of Drug Theft

A city of Boston paramedic has been arraigned on 73 counts of stealing pain killers and sedatives from city ambulances and out of storage. Brian Benoit was released today following his arraignment.

One of the conditions of his release was that he not work as a paramedic or EMT while the charges are pending.

Benoit is accused of taking morphine and fentanyl intended for patients and replacing it with saline and vitamin B. The diluted drugs were administered to at least 10 patients.



About Curt Varone

Curt Varone has over 40 years of fire service experience and 30 as a practicing attorney licensed in both Rhode Island and Maine. His background includes 29 years as a career firefighter in Providence (retiring as a Deputy Assistant Chief), as well as volunteer and paid on call experience. He is the author of two books: Legal Considerations for Fire and Emergency Services, (2006, 2nd ed. 2011, 3rd ed. 2014) and Fire Officer's Legal Handbook (2007), and is a contributing editor for Firehouse Magazine writing the Fire Law column.

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