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Mother arrested after 17-month-old baby suffers fentanyl overdose

Regena Coyle (LVMPD)
Regena Coyle (LVMPD)
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A local mother is facing child abuse charges after police say her baby suffered an overdose after eating fentanyl-laced pills.

Regena Coyle, who police say goes by Amber, was arrested on Thursday and is facing one count of child abuse and neglect following the incident that happened back on April 26.

According to an arrest report, she told authorities that she accidentally left her blue, fentanyl-laced Percocet pills unsecured in her bedroom, which she shared with the baby boy.

When she noticed the infant eating the pills, he had already ingested about two or three pills and immediately started displaying signs of an overdose.

Instead of taking the child to seek medical treatment at a hospital, she allegedly Googled, 'where to find Narcan' and located a family medical office near Sahara and Eastern.

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In the report, police accuse Coyle of not showing any urgency in getting her baby help, even passing by Sunrise Hospital while on her way to try to find the Narcan herself.

This was later confirmed after detectives talked to staff at the medical office, who say they saw Coyle place the baby in the stroller before calmly taking him inside the building.

The baby would later be transported to Sunrise Hospital by the fire department after he stopped breathing while at the medical office.

Hospital staff was later able to stabilize him after administering Narcan.

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Coyle's bail was set at $10,000 and is due back in court on May 23.

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