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Parents Arrested for Endangering Children with Hazardous Chemicals, Maggot-Filled Bottle, and Fentanyl Poisoning

Police officials said the children’s parents, 41-year-old Matthew and 34-year-old Talethea, were taken into custody and later charged with first-degree cruelty to children and deprivation of a minor after their 3-year-old child nearly died from ingesting a fatal amount of fentanyl and a their 1-year-old child who appeared to have been burned with a grill and was drinking from a bottle filled with live maggots.

Another woman, 31-year-old Aisha, was also arrested and later charged with possessing synthetic narcotics, cocaine, heroin, and oxycodone.

The father was also charged with being a convicted felon in possession of a firearm. Police officials said that the relationship with the other defendants was not immediately clear. Read the full story here ▶