Un niño de 2 años murió después de ingerir fentanilo que compró su madre, la policía dice

Una madre de Kentucky fue arrestada después de que su hijo de 2 años ingiriera fentanilo, según un comunicado de prensa de la policía de Ludlow.

La madre, Lauren Baker, enfrenta cargos de asesinato, importing fentanyl and trafficking in a controlled substance, the release says.
According to an initial post-arrest complaint obtained by CNN, Baker admitted to Ludlow, Kentucky, police that she purchased the fentanyl in Cincinnati, Ohio, which is just a few miles away over the Ohio River. She returned to Ludlow, la denuncia dice, where she gave two people some of the drug.
      El jueves, marzo 18, Baker told police shetook of a shotof fentanyl, la denuncia dice, and took a nap. When she woke up, the 2-year-old was not breathing and the contents of her purse, including the fentanyl, were scattered about, la denuncia dice.
        The boy’s father returned home and called 911, according to a police news release. The child was taken to Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, where he was pronounced dead, the release says. Baker was subsequently arrested by Ludlow police.
          According to the news release, investigators saw a substance they believed was fentanyl on Baker’s bed. She also took some fentanyl from her purse and gave it to police, the statement says.
          It’s unclear whether Baker is represented by an attorney. CNN has reached out to the Kentucky Department of Public Advocacy to see if she’s represented by a public defender who would comment on her behalf.
            Kenton County Commonwealth’s Attorney Rob Sanders told CNN Baker has two other children who were already living with other family members in the weeks before her son’s death. An investigation by the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services has been openedto ensure the children’s safety and legal custody,” Sanders said.
            The child’s deathwill forever be a reminder that illicit drug use is not a victimless crime,” él dijo

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