Parents Arrested and Charged After Their 8-Month-Old Child Died From Fentanyl Exsposure, Officials Say

Boulder City Police Department

A mother and father, Jeffrey Terakami, 36, and Kara Marie Dugan, 31, have been apprehended in connection to the death of their 8-month-old child after an autopsy report discovered that the child was exposed to fentanyl, officials say, according to FOX

Nevada officials responded to the residence on Nov. 15, 2022, after they received a call about an unresponsive child. Once authorities arrived, they began conducting methods to help save the child. The unidentified infant was then transported to a Henderson, Nevada hospital and sadly, declared deceased. An autopsy by the Clark County Coroner’s Office was performed which revealed that the cause of death was

“a result of fentanyl toxicity,”

according to FOX. Reports say the child was also exposed to methamphetamine.

The parents were interviewed and they both admitted that the infant was exposed to methamphetamine and fentanyl after the father had a bag filled with both drugs on the bed, which spilled. The parents confessed that the infant was later allowed to crawl on the

“bed where the drugs were spilled.” 

They were both charged with second-degree murder. 

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