Former Claremont nurse arrested and sentenced for fentanyl possession

Staff report

Published: 03-04-2024 4:10 PM

NEWPORT — A former nurse who pleaded guilty to fentanyl possession but was wanted by police after she failed to show up for her plea and sentencing court date in January was arrested at her home on Mulberry Street in Claremont and has now been sentenced.

Sarah Heed pleaded guilty to felony and misdemeanor charges of drug possession and was handed down suspended concurrent sentences in county jail and state prison in Sullivan County Superior Court, according to court records. Prosecutors dropped charges on two of the counts, including conspiracy.

The court also ordered Heed to complete a drug and alcohol treatment program as part of her conditions.

Heed, 46, who police said had been supplying other Claremont-area dealers, previously had her nursing license indefinitely revoked in 2022 for taking a single pill of oxycodone from the medical cart and being intoxicated at work in 2019 when she worked senior care facility Elmwood Genesis Center in Claremont.

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