Parents charged after 2-year-old ingests Fentanyl

Parents charged after 2-year-old ingests Fentanyl
Officials charged a Waggaman father with second-degree cruelty to a minor after his 2-year-old daughter consumed fentanyl at home.

Tyler McKeel, 39, Brittney Singleton, 32, and Cierra Wilson, 34, of Avondale were also charged with obstruction of justice for hiding evidence.

According to sheriff's spokeswoman Sgt. Brandon Veal, McKeel and Singleton's toddler daughter had access to leftover fentanyl at their Jeffer Drive house on Nov. 14.

Authorities claimed Singleton left the shower to see her daughter breathing strangely.

Authorities say physicians found opioids in the toddler during hospitalization. Veal said detectives tied McKeel to the narcotics after notifying the sheriff's office.

Authorities say McKeel returned home to hide the narcotics. Hospital police apprehended him that day.

Authorities claimed Wilson, a friend arrested Nov. 16, and Singleton, arrested Nov. 22, helped hide the narcotics.

Court documents said McKeel was charged with cruelty, obstruction, and possession with intent to deliver fentanyl, heroin, cocaine, and marijuana.

His arraignment is Jan. 4.

On Nov. 22, Singleton was freed on a $10,000 bond and Wilson on $5,000. Court records show no arraignment date for either.
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