WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (WPTV/AP) -- Authorities say a Palm Beach County woman allowed a toddler to overdose on cocaine and possibly fentanyl.
The Palm Beach Post reports that Nicole Ciufi, 33, was arrested early Monday morning and charged with child neglect.
Ciufi told police she had been alone with the 13-month-old child Sunday night at her West Palm Beach apartment when she noticed the child appeared to be grinding teeth and struggling to breathe. At about 8 p.m. she took the toddler down to the apartment building’s front desk to call for an ambulance because her phone was broken, she said.
Police say St. Mary’s Medical Center hospital staff used Narcan to revive the toddler.
A doctor told police that tests showed cocaine in the child’s system. The doctor also suspected fentanyl, but test results for the potent pain killer weren’t immediately available.