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Parents arrested in 2-year-old's methadone overdose

2011-11-02T20:20:00Z Parents arrested in 2-year-old's methadone overdoseThe Associated Press The Associated Press
November 02, 2011 8:20 pm  • 

PHOENIX — The parents of a 2-year-old boy who overdosed on the prescription painkiller methadone in a Phoenix motel have been arrested.

Authorities say 37-year-old Anthony Casillas and 35-year-old Jennifer Campos have been accused of multiple counts of child neglect and child abuse.

The boy is continuing medical treatment but still isn't fully responsive.

Authorities say Casillas and Campos are suspected of giving their son a mixture of Kool-Aid and methadone on Oct. 23, causing the toddler to overdose.

The Arizona Republic says the parents allegedly gave their son the mixture because his gums were bleeding and his teeth were rotting.

Court records indicate the child had methadone, amphetamine, acetone and nicotine in his system.

It was unclear Wednesday whether Casillas or Campos have lawyers for their case yet.

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