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Baby Dies of Fentanyl Overdose in Florida, Mother Arrested

via Ocala Police Dept.
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A Florida mother, Kacy Kincaid, was arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child after her 9-month-old baby died from a fentanyl overdose.

The investigation revealed that Kincaid had 5 grams of fentanyl in her possession, and a subsequent report from the Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed the presence of fentanyl, methamphetamine, and xylazine in the baby’s system.

During the investigation, a relative found Kincaid intoxicated and the baby unresponsive, leading to the tragic outcome.

“Ms. Kincaid’s blood sample also contained Fentanyl, along with other substances. The 5 grams of Fentanyl found in Ms. Kincaid’s possession was tested and showed the presence of the same Xylazine compound that was found in the child’s blood during the autopsy,” law enforcement stated.

“Det. Kern continued his investigation and ultimately determined there was sufficient probable cause to arrest Ms. Kincaid for the death of her child.”

“The relative said the baby was also in the bed with Kincaid, but appeared to be sleeping peacefully at the time. Police say an argument ensued between the two about Kincaid’s drinking, after which the relative went to their own room, where the baby was,” WFTV9 said.

“According to police, the relative went to move the baby and described him to be ‘stiff,’ at which point they attempted CPR before taking the baby to the hospital.”

Kincaid is currently in custody with no set bond, and the Ocala Police Department emphasized the dangers of drug addiction and encouraged seeking help for those struggling with addiction.

“Drug addiction is a serious issue that can have devastating consequences. It’s unfortunate that an innocent child lost their life due to Fentanyl,” the Ocala Police Department stated.

“We urge everyone to stay away from drugs and seek help if they are struggling with addiction. Our drug amnesty program provides a safe and confidential way to dispose of drugs and get the help you need. Please reach out to us if you need assistance.”

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