A California mom has been charged with youngster endangerment after her 3-year-old son died of a fentanyl overdose earlier this yr, police say.
Jennifer Mae Niemann, 30, was the first caregiver of the boy and was current when her youngster died on Could 4, the San Luis Obispo Police Division mentioned Thursday.
Police acquired a name at 10:15 p.m. native time about an unresponsive 3-year-old boy who was turning blue and never respiratory at a house within the 1600 block of Mill Road in San Luis Obispo.
Firefighters arrived on the scene first and began performing life-saving efforts on the kid. The boy was transported to a close-by hospital however by no means regained consciousness and was pronounced deceased that night.
An investigation was opened into the circumstances of the kid’s loss of life and an post-mortem, together with a toxicology screening, was carried out.
In mid-June, the outcomes from the toxicology report confirmed the kid died from “a deadly degree of fentanyl in his system.”
A months-long investigation adopted through which investigators gathered further data exhibiting “Neimann’s actions allowed entry to fentanyl which instantly led to the kid’s loss of life.”
It isn’t clear precisely how the kid might have ingested the fentanyl.
On Monday, San Luis Obispo Police detectives went to San Diego to try to find Niemann, who they described as transient, and he or she was positioned Tuesday and brought into custody.
She was transported to the San Luis Obispo County Jail and booked on youngster endangerment with nice bodily damage with an enhancement for inflicting nice bodily damage throughout the fee of a felony, possession of a managed substance (methamphetamine) and possession of a managed substance (fentanyl).
Her bail is about at $505,000, in response to on-line reserving data.
Legal professional data for Niemann was not instantly accessible.