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Boston paramedic had marks on arms, prosecution alleges

A paramedic for Boston Emergency Medical Services who is suspected of stealing and tampering with painkillers had marks on his arms consistent with drug use, and his medical skills eroded as he displayed erratic behavior, a prosecutor said Friday.

“He admitted that he had actually shot himself with that fentanyl,’’ said Assis­tant Suffolk District Attorney ­Michele Granda, referring to an alleged encounter on Aug. 18, 2011, between the defendant, Brian Benoit, and a co-worker who had confronted him after an emergency call.

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