Mother arrested for mixing methadone with her baby’s formula
By Phyllis Stark. CREATED Jul 25, 2014
A 27-year-old mother in Johnston, Rhode Island, has been arrested and faces child abuse charges after she allegedly mixed methadone with her six-month-old baby’s formula and fed it to the child.
Carissa Manning was taken into custody earlier this week after police said she inadvertently mixed the meth, which was stored in a baby bottle, with her daughter’s formula, reports local TV station WPRI.
“Officers said emergency crews responded to 11 Binghamton Avenue earlier this month after they received reports the baby showed signs of distress,” according to WPRI. “When rescue crews arrived, they reported to police that they didn’t like some of Manning’s answers to their questions, and law enforcement got involved shortly after.”
Toxicology reports later revealed that the baby tested positive for methadone, according to WPRI.
The infant is now in the care of a relative.
The mother was released on $10,000 personal recognizance.