Florida woman snorts drugs and passes out on top of child, killing the baby, cops say

Source: MEGA; Bay County Sheriff's Office

Feb. 23 2022, Published 9:10 a.m. ET

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A Florida woman passed out on top of a baby after snorting dug and now faces a manslaughter charge, police said.

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On Feb. 22, Mary Elizabeth Evans, 40, was charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child, according to the Bay County Sheriff's Office.

On June 6, 2021, emergency responders were called to a home in Fountain, Florida. When they arrived, officers found Evans unresponsive, as well as the 9-week-old child she had been babysitting, according to the sheriff's office.

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Investigators determined Evans bought narcotics earlier that day and ingested them by crushing and snorting the pills before taking care of the child, according to the sheriff's office.

Responders found her unconscious, sitting on the side of her bed, with her upper body completely covering the child.

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Evans was revived at a local hospital, but the child was pronounced dead, according to the sheriff's office.

Crime scene investigators tested a blue pill that was found near where Mary was found, and it was confirmed to be fentanyl.

Fentanyl is an opioid that is often mixed with other drugs to enhance the effects, but a small amount can be deadly.

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After her arrest, Evans was booked into the Bay County Jail.

Source: MEGA; Bay County Sheriff's Office

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