AUGUSTA, Maine, USA.- A woman in Maine pleaded guilty to manslaughter after death by overdose of his 14-month-old baby, an event that led to the discovery of a stash of drugs valued at 700 thousand dollars.
The detectives went to the house of Ashley Malloy after she called 911 and her baby Karson died at the hospital. They discovered white powder on a sheet and blanket in the bedroom where Karson slept. An autopsy determined that The baby died of complications after being exposed to the powerful opioid fentanylsaid police officials.
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Malloy, 22, of Oakland, pleaded guilty Wednesday to drugs, in addition to culpable homicide. She will be sentenced later.
Her lawyer maintained that she did not understand the risk to the baby, which would be criminal negligence. The attorney said other people were trafficking drugs and that Malloy was only an accomplice, not an active participant.
Detectives found nearly 6 pounds (2.7 kilograms) of fentanyl, more than 3 pounds (1.4 kilograms) of methamphetamine, more than a pound (454 grams) of crack cocaine and more than $2,000 in cash in the apartment.
With information from AP