Parents: Westbrook girl had methadone in system

WESTBROOK (AP) — The parents of a 2-year-old Westbrook girl who was found dead in her crib say police have told them that their daughter had lethal levels of methadone in her system.

Madelyn Negron was found unresponsive at her parents' apartment on Aug. 5.

The parents, Jessica Joy and Raul Negron, told the Portland Press Herald (http://bit.ly/19YIzBQ ) they both take methadone for opiate addiction.

While Joy gets hers from a clinic, Negron says he's allowed to keep his at home.

He said he keeps his methadone locked up, and denied leaving it out where the girl could reach it. He also denied giving the girl methadone to stop her from crying, as police suggested.

Police said the case is still under investigation, and refused to comment on Negron's account.

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Hmmmm

I can't wait to see the lies that come out of these 2 addict parents about how this toddler got a hold of this...they must think everyone is stupid...after all, a fussy, crying baby is a downer to these slothful parents, who I'm sure, can barely get out of each others way...and addict is and addict, so what is the purpose of substituting one drug for another...I just don's get it and I hope they put these loser parents in jail for life and throw away the key..

CAROLYN LIBBEY's picture

Methadone is an addictive

Methadone is an addictive drug replacing another addictive drug.

MEGAN PARKS's picture

Hmmm...

Where is that article from the other day, where a ton of people were singing the praise of methadone, and how it was so safe?

CAROLYN LIBBEY's picture

She got the methadone from

She got the methadone from somewhere. It didn't just magically appear in her system. And it wouldn't be the first time the source was addicted parents.

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