Michigan mother charged with second-degree child abuse for overdosing her infant with methadone

9 month ago

37years-old Jennifer Pickerd, of Grand Rapids, was arrested after she gave her six-week-old girl 20mg of methadone, a synthetic opiate manufactured for use as a painkiller.

on September 30 authorities responded to a 911 call concerning an infant who stopped respiring; The infant was revived using Narcan, an overdose reversal drug, and was released from the hospital on October . 5, and is under the custody of child protective services for the time being.

Pickerd is facing charges of second-degree child abuse and is being held on $25,000 bond.