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Nina Powers Ridgewood resident sentenced for drugging Alzheimer’s patient

Nina Powers Ridgewood resident sentenced for drugging Alzheimer’s patient
Apr 21, 2012 12:22 PM EDT

HACKENSACK, N.J. (AP) – A live-in home health care worker who drugged an Alzheimer’s patient with sleeping pills to make caring for her easier has been sentenced to nine months in prison.

Nina Powers also must serve five years probation under the sentence imposed Friday. And the 59-year-old Ridgewood resident cannot work as a home health aide for anyone who is under 18 or mentally impaired.

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