Vegas mother faces charges after baby son overdoses on her fentanyl-laced pills
A Las Vegas lady is going through charges of kid abuse and endangerment after her baby son overdosed on some fentanyl-laced painkillers, in response to authorities.
Las Vegas Metropolitan Police mentioned the 17 -month-old boy survived the overdose final month.
Police instructed the Las Vegas Review-Journal that Regina Amber Coyle was arrested Thursday for allegedly inflicting the kid “unjustifiable physical injury” for giving him “easy access” to the unlawful drug.
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Coyle, 39, had her bond set at $20,000 at her first look in court docket Friday. It was not instantly clear Sunday if Coyle has a lawyer but who might communicate on her behalf.
According to police, Coyle was residence alone with her son on April 26 when he consumed two or three “unsecured blue pills” which Coyle described as fentanyl-laced Percocet.
Police instructed the Review-Journal that the kid confirmed indicators of overdosing and later was unresponsive.
But as a substitute of calling 911 or taking her baby to a close-by hospital, police mentioned, Coyle went to a household providers middle asking for medication designed to counteract an opioid overdose.
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The youngster was gasping for breath and acquired CPR on the middle earlier than the Clark County Fire Department rescue personnel administered Narcan, the Review-Journal reported. The account mentioned that stabilized the boy who in the end needed to be admitted to a hospital.
“Coyle stated that her son gets into everything and that she is not prescribed the pills,” in response to a police report obtained by Las Vegas TV station KVVU.
The station additionally reported that Coyle instructed police she buys the pills figuring out they’re laced with fentanyl as a result of they “are harder to crush up than the ones without fentanyl.”
KVVU mentioned the police report additionally said that Coyle often retains the pills in her automotive or purse and takes as much as six per day, shopping for them with cash borrowed from family.