Man and woman charged in North Carolina after 14-month-old overdoses

Published 5:35 pm Sunday, January 9, 2022

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A man and woman are facing charges in North Carolina after a 14-month-old child overdosed on what’s believed to be fentanyl, police said.

The Monroe Police Department said the child was taken to the hospital Tuesday, prompting investigators to execute a search warrant at a local home, news outlets reported.

Police said multiple charges were filed against Tyler Shelton Perry, including felony child abuse and trafficking in opium or heroin. He is jailed on a $550,000 secured bond and it’s not known if he has an attorney.

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On Jan. 5, investigators also obtained an arrest warrant for felony child abuse on Amber Gale. She was arrested at a home in Stallings where she was staying.

Authorities said the 14-month-old is recovering at a local medical facility.