Charges Dropped Against Former Blackwater Employee

That decision comes as former employee Laura Holdren-Nowacki of Moyock claims an addiction to prescription pain killers led her to attempt to extort a million dollars from Blackwater. Holdren-Nowacki, a 35 year old former fleet vehicle manager at Blackwater, based in Currituck County, pleaded not guilty during her first court appearance Friday in Camden County. But officials say she claimed to have information related to the deaths of four security guards contracted with Blackwater who were killed in Fallujah in March 2004 and wanted to be paid to keep quiet.