A Pawtucket mother and her boyfriend were arrested by police after her toddler was exposed to fentanyl and other narcotics. First responders were called to an apartment in Prospect Heights on Monday afternoon after receiving a report that a 2-year-old had stopped breathing. The child was taken to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, where police reported that the toddler tested positive for fentanyl, cocaine and xylazine.

Emarys Cruz, 21, and Jeifry Dejesus, 28, were arrested on Tuesday and are facing several charges, including endangerment of a child. The child has since recovered from the exposure, as reported by the police. The incident is currently under investigation by the Rhode Island Department of Children, Youth and Families.


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