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January 23, 2013

Woman faces alcohol charge tied to party at nurse's

City police Tuesday filed charges against a Gloucester woman who is accused of buying vodka for teens who attended the Nov. 30 drinking party at the home of a nurse who allegedly injected a teenager with anti-nausea medication because the girl had fallen ill.

Blynman Avenue resident Stevi-Lyn Salafia, 23, was charged Tuesday with providing alcohol to minors who attended that party. Salafia allegedly confessed during an interview with police who were investigating the drinking party at the Thompson Street home of Julie and Mark Leonard.

According to a police report, Salafia said in an interview that, on the night of Nov. 30, she went to Ed’s Mini-Mart and purchased vodka for one of the underage juveniles who attended the party that evening at the Leonards’ home. Police said the woman accepted money from the juvenile, went into Ed’s Mini Mart, bought the vodka, then dropped the teen off with the vodka at the party. The initial report regarding the charges against Julie Leonard indicated that the teens were drinking vodka, Patron tequila and beer.

”She admitted knowing the person was under the legal drinking age but purchased the vodka for her anyway,” police wrote in a report.

In a report, police said the Leonards’ 17-year-old daughter invited three teenagers and her 23-year-old boyfriend to her parents’ house on that night, including the teen for whom Salafia is accused of buying vodka.

Julie Leonard, 36, is the nurse accused of injecting one teen with a medication believed to be the anti-nausea medicine Compazine the morning after the party, when the teen was complaining of dizziness and nausea, according to police. Leonard was arrested Jan. 13, and is facing charges of assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, furnishing alcohol to minors, reckless endangerment to children and contributing to their delinquency. She has also been suspended from her position at the Kindred Den-Mar Nursing Home in Rockport, which is cooperating in the investigation, police have said.

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