Following her 14-month-old son’s tragic overdose, which resulted in the discovery of $700,000 worth of fentanyl and other drugs, a Maine lady has pleaded guilty to manslaughter.
After Ashley Malloy called 911 and her son Karson passed away in a hospital, detectives went to her house. In the bedroom where Karson had been sleeping, they found white powder on a blanket and sheet. According to law enforcement officials, an autopsy revealed that the infant died as a result of complications from exposure to the potent drug fentanyl.
In addition to manslaughter, Malloy, 22, of Oakland, entered a guilty plea on narcotics counts on Wednesday. Later, she will be sentenced.
According to her attorney, she was criminally negligent since she didn’t realise the risk to her son. The lawyer claimed that other people were involved in narcotics trafficking and that Malloy was only a passive bystander.
Nearly 6 pounds of fentanyl, more than 3 pounds of methamphetamine, more than a pound of crack cocaine and more than $2,000 in cash were discovered by state police detectives who searched her apartment.