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Grand jury indicts W.Va. couple charged with giving toddler methadone to make her sleep
Reported by: Associated Press
Monday, October 28, 2013 3:37 PM EDT
A Barbour County grand jury has indicted a Belington couple who allegedly gave a toddler illegally purchased methadone to make her sleep.
State Police say Evans administered the methadone the night before, and Delauder made no attempt to call 911 or have the child checked out when he learned of the ingestion.
Police say the couple bought the drug on the street.
The Exponent-Telegram says they were indicted Monday on charges of death of a child by parent or guardian.
Barbour County Prosecutor Leckta Poling says each could face 10-40 years in prison if convicted.
Information from: The Exponent Telegram, http://www.cpubco.com