Baby Fed Fentanyl-Laced Milk; Mother Behind Bars in Texas

Galveston, TX:  According to court records, a mother and her boyfriend are in jail after being suspected of giving their baby fentanyl-laced milk.

According to the Galveston Police Department, the incident occurred Thursday at approximately 1:18 a.m. at a home on Avenue M 1/2. When first responders arrived at the house, they reported finding a 4-month-old unresponsive.

According to paramedics, the only option to revive the girl was to administer Narcan, which is meant to counteract the effects of opiates such as fentanyl. The girl was sent to an emergency room and tested positive for opiates.

Christa Watkins and her boyfriend, Christopher Luis Velazquez, were charged with felony child injury on Friday and each received a $80,000 initial bond.

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According to authorities, the pair each had a hold for failing to meet a previous bond condition, thus the bond was later refused.

According to records, Watkins stated that her daughter may have consumed dust from a Vicodin medication she took earlier in the day. However, doctors informed investigators that the baby’s drug test ruled out Vicodin.

According to the investigation’s probable cause affidavit, detectives examined the residence of the baby’s father, mother, and grandmother.

During the search, police said they discovered many prescription medication bottles and a clear plastic bag containing a brown substance.

Investigators discovered the drugs in the bedroom where Watkins and Velazquez slept, and the brown substance tested positive for fentanyl and oxycodone.

Police discovered a baby bottle about two-thirds full of milk on the bedroom dresser. According to the affidavit, Watkins told officers that she did not breastfeed her daughter.

The probable cause affidavit states that the milk tested presumptively positive for fentanyl and oxycodone. The baby is now in the care of Child Protective Services.

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