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Caregiver charged with neglect after infant swallows prescription


A woman from Saxapahaw has been charged with criminal neglect after an infant in her care ingested a prescription drug that’s used to treat opioid addiction.

Autumn Rebekah Ross was ultimately taken into custody after the eight-month-old’s overdose on Suboxone brought both child and caregiver to Moses Cone Hospital in the small hours on Wednesday.

According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff, Ross had known that the infant ingested the medication, which had been prescribed for the suspect’s own use. She nevertheless failed to immediately contact emergency services “in order to avoid interaction with law enforcement.”

The 32-year-old white female, who hails from 2256 Saxapahaw-Bethlehem Church Road, has consequently been charged with negligent child abuse with the result of serious bodily injury. She has been placed under a $100,000 bond since her arrest.

Autumn Rebekah Ross

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