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Nashua lunch monitor charged in meth production incident

NASHUA – A city woman arrested last week after a man burned himself cooking methamphetamine in January also worked as a part-time lunch monitor for the Nashua School District.

Melissa Champagne, 32, was charged Feb. 13 with two felony counts of prohibited conduct, accused of allowing her young children, 12 and 4 years old, to come into contact with some of the substances and paraphernalia involved in meth production, police said. ...

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NASHUA – A city woman arrested last week after a man burned himself cooking methamphetamine in January also worked as a part-time lunch monitor for the Nashua School District.

Melissa Champagne, 32, was charged Feb. 13 with two felony counts of prohibited conduct, accused of allowing her young children, 12 and 4 years old, to come into contact with some of the substances and paraphernalia involved in meth production, police said.

On Thursday, Superintendent Mark Conrad confirmed that Champagne is employed by the district as a part-time lunch monitor for Charlotte Avenue Elementary School.

Conrad said that, like all district employees, Champagne underwent and passed a criminal background check before her hire.

She was placed on administrative leave after being charged, pending an investigation by the school system. Conrad said her employment status does not necessarily depend on the outcome of the criminal case against her, but on the district’s own findings.

Champagne was charged, along with Raymond Champagne, 34, formerly of 11A Amory Street, who is facing felony counts of manufacture of methamphetamine and two counts of prohibited conduct.

Police were first called to the 11A Amory St. on Jan. 15 and determined that Raymond Champagne had burned himself while trying to cook methamphetamine using a “one pot” method.

Because of the dangerous and potentially volatile substances used in the process, city police and members of the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Clandestine Laboratory Enforcement Team searched the building, which was later condemned by Nashua Code Enforcement officers, police said.

Danielle Curtis can be reached at 594-6557 or dcurtis@nashua
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