MIAMI (CBSMiami/AP) – Sheriff’s deputies have arrested the parents of a 2-year-old North Florida girl who died of a fentanyl overdose earlier this year.
The child’s parents remained in the Marion County Jail on Wednesday, each with an aggravated manslaughter charge.READ MORE: Tiger Woods, Son Charlie To Play In PNC Championship In Orlando
Marion County Sheriff’s deputies called to the couple’s home on June 13 and found the child unresponsive in her bed.
Her 35-year-old parents told investigators they put her to bed and found her lifeless about 30 minutes later, according to an arrest report.READ MORE: Florida Backs Effort To Draw FIFA To Miami, Orlando
She was pronounced dead a short time later at a hospital.
The Marion County medical examiner determined the child died of fentanyl toxicity.
Sheriff’s officials said the child’s mother was selling fentanyl, and her father was an active user.MORE NEWS: Prices At The Pump Creep Lower, Forecast To Tumble Below $3 A Gallon Soon, Government Forecasts
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