California Mother Arrested After 17-Month-Old Daughter Died From Possible Fentanyl Overdose: Sheriff

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Source: Riverside County Sheriff’s Office; UNSPLASH

May 12 2023, Published 3:05 p.m. ET

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Drugs may have played a role in the death of a baby girl in California, and the child’s mother is now under arrest, officials said.

Around 3:30 p.m. on May 9, deputies from the Riverside County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of a child in need of medical aid at a home in Norco.

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On the scene, deputies found a 17-month-old baby girl who was not breathing and first responders began life-saving measures, which were unsuccessful.

Deputies determined the death was suspicious.


After an investigation, Jennifer Johanna Allen, 32, was arrested on a murder charge and evidence showed the case may have involved the deadly drug fentanyl.

The investigation is ongoing.


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