A Pennsylvania mom has been charged in connection with her 11-month old baby’s death after testing revealed that the infant died after ingesting drug-laced breast milk.
Samantha Jones, 30, was charged with homicide on Friday, The Morning Call reported.
According to the Bucks County District Attorney’s office the autopsy revealed that the baby died after being fed breast milk containing methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine.
Jones is being held in custody in Bucks County Jail on $3 million bail.
Jones told police that she had switched from breastfeeding to using formula a few days before her son R.J.’s death.
But when she heard the baby crying at 3 a.m. on April 2, Jones was too tired to prepare a bottle downstairs in her home, according to an arrest affidavit, so she tried to breastfeed him.
Then at 6 a.m. she said she gave R.J. a formula bottle her husband had prepared early in the morning, fell back asleep then woke up to find her son pale with bloody mucus coming from his nose.
Police found the baby in cardiac arrest after the family called 911, according to the New York Post.
Jones told police that a painkiller addiction led to a prescription for methadone, which she said she had been taking for several months.
Jones has a 2-year-old son who is reportedly in the custody of his father.
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Main photo: Samantha Jones [Bucks County District Attorney’s Office]