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Cashton woman accused of stealing Fentanyl patches

Published On: Jul 08 2013 02:36:30 PM CDT   Updated On: Jul 08 2013 03:03:41 PM CDT

Vernon County Sheriff's Office

Dawn Frederick


An investigation into missing Fentanyl patches from the Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua led to the arrest of a 40-year-old woman.

The Vernon County Sheriff’s Office says during an interview with investigators, Dawn Frederick, of Cashton, admitted to taking four Fentanyl patches while she was a Certified Dietary Manager at Vernon Manor.

Authorities arrested Frederick on July 5. She had a partial patch in her possession at the time of her arrest, according to the Vernon County Sheriff’s Office.

Frederick faces possession of schedule II controlled substance charge. She is scheduled to appear in court Monday afternoon.