Kitchener mom charged after Ontario toddler dies of suspected fentanyl overdose

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Kitchener mom charged after Ontario toddler dies of suspected fentanyl overdose
Kitchener mom charged after Ontario toddler dies of suspected fentanyl overdose

Waterloo Regional Police are continuing to investigate the death of a 20-month-old child from Kitchener.

On February 21, 2019, at approximately 12 p.m., police responded to a residence on Heritage Drive after receiving a 9-1-1 call concerning a child in distress.

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Officers arrived on scene and located a 20-month-old female without vital signs. Officers immediately performed life-saving measures until paramedics arrived, who then continued performing CPR. The child was taken to hospital where she was pronounced deceased.

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A post-mortem examination is scheduled to take place on February 22, 2019.

As part of the investigation, officers located suspected fentanyl in the residence.

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A 27-year-old Kitchener female has been arrested and charged with one count of Criminal Negligence Causing Death.

Anyone with information is asked to call police 519-570-9777 ext. 8666 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.

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