A Florida mother locked up on charges related to her alleged involvement in a drug trafficking ring is now accused of aggravated manslaughter in connection with the death of her newborn son, authorities said.
In December 2021 Andrea Dunmire, 34, allegedly received 14 grams of methamphetamine from her supplier, a former corrections officer, WKMT-TV reported.
Following the alleged deal, investigators from the Volusia Sheriff’s Office suspect Dunmire was in bed with a baggie of meth allegedly stashed in her bra and her 4-month-old boy, who she had in her arms, somehow ingested the drug.
A medical examiner determined the child died from methamphetamine toxicity.
Police opened an investigation into the death after they were called to Dunmire’s trailer about the deceased infant on Dec. 9.
“Because the decedent was a four-month-old, who was completely dependent on the actions of others for feeding and because of the neglect in allowing an infant to be exposed to controlled dangerous substances, the manner of death is homicide,” the medical examiner’s report states.
On Dec. 9, days after her child died, deputies alleged Dunmire attempted to make another drug deal with her supplier, authorities said.
Dunmire was arrested for manslaughter at the Volusia County jail, where she was already being held since December.
According to Newsday Daytona Beach, Dunmire previously pleaded guilty to meth possession, meth trafficking, and delivery of meth within 1,000 feet of a school, unlawful use of a two-way communication device, and possession of a structure to manufacture or sell meth.
She was sentenced to serve over eight years in prison in connection with the charges.