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26 February 2024

Mother charged after toddler overdoses on methadone


Authorities say a 2-year-old child is recovering after eating a prescription opioid.

Florida Today reports that 28-year-old Jacquelyn Donnelly was arrested and charged with child neglect after the child was hospitalized Sunday.

The Brevard County Sheriff’s Office says the child managed to find and ingest methadone in a Cape Canaveral home.

Narcan was administered at the scene. Methadone is used to treat pain and heroin addiction.

Donnelly was being held on $25,000 bond.

Jail records didn’t list an attorney.