Recovering addicts sue rehab boss for unpaid labor

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — A federal lawsuit says the owners of a North Carolina drug rehab program as well as adult care homes and restaurants owe recovering addicts for unpaid work they performed.

The lawsuit filed by Andrew Presson of Olney, Maryland, and Kimberly Myris of Pinehurst, North Carolina, says they and others in recovery were then worked up to 16 hours a day at for-profit businesses that contracted with Recovery Connections Community for laborers.

Presson and Myris say they didn’t get paid and the residential substance abuse recovery program’s owners pocketed their wages.

Recovery Connections President Jennifer Warren didn’t return a phone message Monday.

The lawsuit filed last week seeks to recoup compensation for all rehab residents put to work by Recovery Connections.

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