Parents Gave Newborn Baby More Drugs To Hide Meth And Heroin Addiction From Hospital

utah parents gave their newborn daughter drugs to hide addiction from hospital

A Utah baby girl was hooked on drugs before she was born, and her parents were allegedly feeding her painkillers to hide her addiction from authorities. According to the Miami Herald, Lacey Christenson and Colby Wilde have been jailed on suspicion and distribution of a controlled substance, child endangerment as well as possession of methamphetamine, heroin, and drug paraphernalia.

Christenson revealed that she had used heroin and prescription drugs throughout her nine-month pregnancy. Utah County police confirmed that the infant was born already addicted to hard drugs. Christenson and her 29-year-old boyfriend also admitted to crushing pills of Suboxone, a prescription painkiller and applying it to the infant’s gums just hours after she was born. They did it when hospital staffers were not looking. Christenson and Wilde told police that friends had told them it was a good way to conceal drug withdrawal symptoms in a baby.

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