Sunday, April 14, 2024

Parents facing charges after 11-month-old overdosed on fentanyl, norfentanyl, and morphine


The parents of an 11-month-old girl have been arrested and charged after the girl had to be saved from overdosing on fentanyl, norfentanyl, and morphine, according to Chatham County Sheriff’s Office.

Investigators say on April 22, the infant girl arrived at Chatham Hospital in Siler City, North Carolina, with an unknown medical problem. The parents of the child, 25-year-old Brian Lavariega and 21-year-old Hally Scotton, did not give medical staff an explanation about what was wrong with the child. Doctors later learned that the child suffered from a drug overdose and had to be administered naloxone to be revived.

(Left) Hally Scotton (Right) Brian Lavariega

The infant child was later tested positive for fentanyl, norfentanyl, and morphine. Lavariega and Scotton were charged with felony neglect, child abuse, serious bodily injury, felony intentional child abuse, serious bodily injury, and misdemeanor child abuse.

Police arrested Lavariega and Scotton in June. Lavariega has since bonded out of jail on a $25,000 bond, and Scotton is out of jail on a $150,000 bond.

They are scheduled to appear in court on July 17.

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