Infant found Unresponsive in Apartment; Mother Charged for Fentanyl Exposure in Indiana

Fort Wayne, IN: A lady from Fort Wayne, Indiana, who is 25 years old, has been charged with felony neglect in connection with an event that occurred in August of last year involving a newborn who was unresponsive.

According to Fort Wayne Police Sgt. Jeremy Webb, who serves as the department’s public information officer, Kayla Devreax contacted 911 to report the unresponsive infant. The lifesaving procedures that the responding paramedics conducted on the youngster included the administration of an antinarcotic drug to the infant. It was instantly apparent that the infant was responding to those tactics.

According to the announcement, the police investigation has shown that a material that was discovered in the flat where the infant was staying tested positive for fentanyl. Following the filing of the case, a warrant was made available for the arrest of Devreax.

She will be appearing in court for the matter on Friday, and she is facing charges of neglecting a dependant that resulted in significant bodily injury.

Infant and child deaths due to accidental fentanyl exposure are on the rise. Recently, a first responder saved an 11-month-old toddler by administering CPR and Narcan after he was found unresponsive in New York Apartment. Another woman died from fentanyl overdose in the same apartment. The kid’s father was arrested for child neglect and his dealer was apprehended and charged too.

11-month-old Toddler Saved by First Responders, Father Arrested for Fentanyl Exposure