Baby Colorado Girl Overdoses on Fentanyl + Parents Charged
The parents of a now-deceased one-year-old girl are being charged with child abuse after the child accidentally overdosed on fentanyl.
Who Are the Colorado Parents Charged with Child Abuse?
The parents of the one-year-old girl that tragically passed away have been identified as 31-year-old Alonzo Montoya and 30-year-old Nicole Casias. Authorities have also reported that the parents allegedly used illegal drugs prior to their daughter's unfortunate and tragic death as well as after the girl passed away.
What Happened to the Colorado Baby?
Authorities were called to Montoya and Casias's home in Brighton, Colorado, back on January 2nd of 2022, and arrived to find an unfortunate and tragic scene. The couple's one-year-old daughter had allegedly been exposed to ten times the amount of fentanyl to kill a typical adult and, because of this, had passed away.
Measures were taken by emergency personnel to revive the poisoned one-year-old but their efforts proved unsuccessful as the young girl had already passed away.
What is Going to Happen to the Colorado Baby's Parents?
The parents of the one-year-old that ingested the fentanyl leading to her death, Alonzo Montoya and Nicole Casias, are facing multiple charges stemming from the unfortunate and tragic incident. These charges include felony child abuse resulting in death and felony distribution of a controlled substance by the Brighton Police Department.
Montoya and Casias have been taken into police custody on Wednesday, March 30, 2022, where they will likely remain until they appear before a judge in Adams County, Colorado on March 31st.
This is one of the most recent of many cases of Coloradans experiencing tragedy related to ingesting the dangerous fentanyl drug.