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Mother arrested after child injests methodone

5:22 PM, Jun 18, 2012   |    comments
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Largo, Florida -- A woman faces child neglect charges after her 14-month-old son was hospitalized because he injested methodone.

The boy was found by medical personnel unresponsive and not breathing at his home in the 3500 block of Camelia Place Saturday evening.

Detectives say his mother, 24-year-old Debra Barberee, knew he had injested the drug but didn't get medical assistance for several hours.

Barberee, who is on probation for Possession of a Controlled Substance until Aug. 2013, is being charged with Child Neglect and Violation of Probation.

The child is at All Children's Hospital in stable condition.

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