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Vernon County Sheriff John B. Spears reports the arrest of a 40 year old Cashton woman on four counts of Possession of schedule II controlled substances, stemming from an investigation into missing Fentanyl patches from an area nursing home.
Dawn L. Frederick, age 40 of Cashton was arrested on July 5th 2013 following an investigation into reports of missing Fentanyl patches from the Vernon Manor Nursing Home in Viroqua Wisconsin. Under Wisconsin statute 961.41 (3a)(am) Possession of schedule II controlled substance, is a class I felony.
During an interview with Vernon County Investigator Mathew Sutton, Dawn Frederick admitted to taking four Fentanyl patches. Frederick had a partial patch in her possession at the time of her arrest. The theft of the Fentanyl patches occurred while Frederick was employed as the Certified Dietary Manager at Vernon Manor. Frederick will appear in court on Monday July 8, 2013.
In a part of the state where the military base is the largest employer, $500 billion in sequester cuts in 10 years for the Department of Defense, is cause for concern.
Those who operate Fort McCoy will see approximately 20 percent less in their paychecks thanks to mandated furlough days which have now begun. The civilian employees must take one furlough day every week between now and September 30th. That amounts to 11 days.
Linda Fournier, the Fort McCoy public affairs officer says that amounts to $3.7 million less spent in the area.
A hearing planned for today could provide the last chance for lawyers to offer motions before a double homicide trial begins in La Crosse.
Jeff Lepsch is scheduled to be tried two weeks from now for a double murder at May's Photo in downtown La Crosse. Store owner Paul Petras and his son A-J were shot inside the store last fall, during an apparent robbery. At a hearing in May, Lepsch's attorneys asked to have the murder charges dismissed, because police may have erased security video from the crime scene by accident. The motion was withdrawn later.
Now, the city of La Crosse will have to convince employees to live within