Pennsylvania mom accused of killing infant with drug-tainted breast milk

Bucks mother charged in infant's death from drug-tainted breast milk

A 30-year-old Bucks County woman has been charged with killing her 11-month-old son through what officials called "a lethal combination of drugs" in her breast milk while nursing him.

30-year-old Samantha Jones faces a homicide charge for allegedly giving her infant child drugs.

CBS Philly reports an autopsy found that the baby died from a combination of methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine, allegedly transmitted through Jones' breast milk.

Jones said on the morning the child died, the baby was crying at 3 a.m. and that she tried to breast feed him because she was too exhausted to go downstairs and prepare a bottle of formula, the affidavit said. She awakened an hour later to find the infant pale, with bloody mucous coming from his nose, the affidavit said. Jones says a painkiller addiction led to a prescription for methadone, which she had taken while pregnant and post-partum.

Busico was not immediately available for further comment at his law office in Newtown, Pennsylvania on Monday.

When police arrived at 7:38 a.m., R.J. was in cardiac arrest, according to the affidavit. Later she added that she switched over three days prior because she thought he wasn't getting enough breastmilk and he wasn't sleeping well.

Jones began CPR at the instruction of a 911 dispatcher. He rushed by an ambulance to Doylestown Hospital and was pronounced dead at 8:29 in the emergency room.

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"The benefits of breastfeeding largely outweigh any theoretical minimal risks", the article states.

Jones is the latest in a series of USA mothers charged for the deaths of their infant children after they breastfed them having previously taken methamphetamine, a stimulant used by more than 12 million people in the United States, according to the government-run National Institute on Drug Abuse. Jones then stated in the affidavit that around 6:30 a.m., she gave her son the bottle and laid him down in his bassinette.

He was found to have methadone, amphetamine and methamphetamine in his blood.

She is being held on a $3 million bail after her initial arraignment Friday.

Jones has a 2-year-old son who is in the primary custody of his father, Busico said.

A preliminary hearing for Jones is set for July 23.

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