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woman demanded to be injected with heroin or methamphetamine during labor, police say.

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    CONCORD, N.H. – Two women face charges after one allegedly injected the other –who was in labor at the time – with drugs last September, according to WMUR.

    New Hampshire police say Felicia Farruggia, 29, asked Rhianna Frenette, 37, to inject her with heroin or meth to ease the pain of child birth. Farruggia wept in court Wednesday while being charged with felony reckless conduct.

    Frenette faces one misdemeanor and one felony count of reckless conduct.

    Prosecutors say six months ago Farruggia was going into labor while the pair, along with Farruggia’s boyfriend, were at a New Hampshire house known for drug activity.

    “You have two people that are clearly using narcotics, and one is demanding narcotics to be injected into her, preferably heroin or meth,” Concord Police Lieutenant Sean Ford told WMUR. “She didn’t really care what.”

    Frenette is accused of injecting her with a brown substance before Farruggia’s boyfriend called 911.

    “This case is just, honestly, absolutely appalling in my mind,” Ford said. “No one died, but the risk to that child and to the mother … this stuff is just getting out of control.”

    Farruggia gave birth while entering the ambulance and the baby arrived at the hospital in stable condition, but was breathing rapidly. The child’s urine tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine, according to authorities.

    Farruggia now has six children, according to WMUR, all of whom are being cared for by the state.

    Bail was set at $15,000 for Farruggia, whose next court date is March 21. Frenette’s bail was set at $25,000.

    photo: WMUR

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    Written by: Tribune Media, Mar 8, 2017, woman demanded to be injected with meth or heroin during labor, police say., fox news

Comments

  1. abuseforapie
    Wow, she is clearly a drug addict and has a major problem - that much is obvious - and what is the solution to this? Throw em in jail.

    The barbarism surrounding drug enforcement is 'appalling in my mind....this stuff is just getting out of control'
  2. Name goes here
    The general public doesn't comprehend how much of a change happens in the brain when you become an addict. Vast amounts of pain is a trigger to use your DOC. It's a very sad situation and DCF needed to take the newborn, which they did. The child was put at risk because of the mothers addiction which is unacceptable. The mother needs treatment but the system should have alternative solutions rather then jail. Sad all the way around.
  3. LittleBabyNothing
    Sorry, maybe I will sound judgemental, but I just do not understand her logic.Being in a hard labour meth probably would be the last thing to consider, because the heart is allready racing and taking meth would most likely lead to full cardiatric arrest.Correct me if I am wrong.
    1. aemetha
      It's not a logical conclusion to ever use meth in labour, but you're considering only one aspect. In a painful labour the elevation of mood would reduce the perception of pain, for example, which would in turn reduce stress and lower heart rate. It's hard to say what the overall effect would be, but I think its safe to say she's not thinking as a medical professional.
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