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Mother arrested after her 7-month-old child found to have ingested Fentanyl

By Staff | Jul 19, 2021

Patrina Gordon Miller

A Cape Coral mother has been charged with child neglect after medical testing found that her 7-month-old daughter had ingested Fentanyl, officials said Monday.

Cape Coral Police Department had responded to the home of Patrina Gordon Miller, 30, of Northwest 21st Street, on June 30 after she found her daughter not breathing, the Cape Coral Police Department said in a release issued Monday.

“The Cape Coral Police Department Officers arrived to find the child laying on the living room floor unresponsive,” the release states. “Officers began life saving efforts until LCEMS arrived on scene to take over CPR efforts. LCEMS quickly transported the child to the hospital because she was not breathing on her own.

“Upon arrival to the hospital, the child was observed by the doctor to be unresponsive with respiratory arrest and pinpoint pupils. Based on the assortment of symptoms, the doctor came to the conclusion that she had ingested an opioid and a dose of Narcan was given. Immediately after Narcan was given, the child cried and her pupils dilated. Further testing revealed that the child tested positive for Fentanyl.”

Based on the results of an investigation by the CCPD’s Major Crimes Unit, Miller was placed under arrest on Friday and charged with Neglect of a Child, a first degree felony. She was transported to the Lee County Jail.

Bond was set at $30,000. Bond was posted Saturday and she was released from custody. A hearing date of Aug. 16 was set.

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