A 2-year-old Kentucky boy died after consuming fentanyl his mom bought utilizing her stimulus examine, police stated.
Lauren Ashley Baker, 33, admitted to cops in Ludlow Thursday that she received the extremely addictive artificial opioid final weekend in Cincinnati whereas utilizing funds from her stimulus examine, WXIX reported.
After getting the extremely addictive drug — as much as 100 occasions stronger than morphine — Baker stated she introduced it again to Ludlow, the place she shared it with two different individuals, a police report exhibits.
She then stated she “took a shot” of fentanyl someday Thursday earlier than falling asleep. Her 2-year-old son then ate among the drug, which was in her purse, as she dozed away, police stated.
Baker later awoke to search out her purse emptied out and her son not respiratory. The boy’s father, who was not recognized, referred to as cops when he received residence, in response to the police report.
Cops discovered the boy in respiratory arrest after they arrived on the residence.
He was rushed to Cincinnati Youngsters’s Hospital, the place he was pronounced lifeless, investigators stated.
A substance believed to be fentanyl was found scattered throughout a mattress contained in the residence, in addition to empty packaging for Narcan, a drug designed to dam the results of opioids, in response to the police report.
Baker, who’s going through expenses of homicide, importing fentanyl and trafficking of a managed substance, stays held with out bond on the Kenton County Detention Heart, data present.
It’s unclear precisely which stimulus examine Baker was speaking about to cops. The third spherical of coronavirus aid to taxpayers was deposited into roughly 90 million financial institution accounts on Wednesday — days after police say she admitted utilizing stimulus funds to get the fentanyl in Cincinnati.
If convicted of homicide, Baker may withstand 50 years in jail, WCPO reported.
She’s set to look in courtroom Friday, in response to WLWT.