Former Nurse Pleads Guilty to Stealing Drugs 

A woman from Exeter pleaded guilty Monday to stealing drugs from the hospital where she worked.District Attorney Chris Almy says 44-year old Paula Thorne stole more than $8,000 worth of drugs from 2008 through 2009 at Mayo Regional Hospital in Dover-Foxcroft.The investigation into Thorne’s theft began when the pharmacy director noticed he was ordering more drugs than usual.Almy says a large quantity of narcotics was discovered at Thorne’s home during a search. Thorne will be sentenced at a later date.