as declared in NC mother arrested after child accidentally takes drug containing opioid PAMLICO COUNTY, N.C. – A North Carolina mother has been arrested after authorities said her 3-year-old child accidentally took a drug containing an opioid.
Information about the exact type of drug that was taken and the current condition of the child have not been released.
First responds were called to a home in Pamlico County on Friday evening about a child who may have taken adult medication.
The child was evaluated at a hospital where it was determined that the toddler had taken some type of opiate-based narcotic, according to WCTI.
WCTI reported that Virginia Elizabeth Humphrey faces charges of felony child abuse and was jailed under a $30,000 bond in connection to the incident.
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NC mother arrested after child accidentally takes drug containing opioid
REELSBORO, Pamlico County – Pamlico County Sheriff’s officers arrested and charged a mother after investigators say her child accidentally took an opiate-based narcotic.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is asked to call the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at 252-745-3101.
Deputies made contact with Humphrey, the mother of the child, who stated to them that the child had possibly taken non-narcotic medication which belonged to her.
She was placed in the Pamlico County Detention Center.
The Pamlico County Department of Social Services assisted with the investigation.
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