New Britain

New Britain Woman Charged After Baby Apparently Ingested Narcotics: Police

A woman from New Britain is facing charges in connection to an incident where a baby in her care apparently ingested narcotics earlier this year.

Police said they were called to a house in New Britain on May 11 after getting a report of a child not breathing. Tracy Emmons, 38, was the child's caretaker and called 911.

Hours after the 5-month-old boy went to the hospital, staff notified police that he had narcotics in his system. It is unknown how the narcotics got into the child's system, but staff believe the narcotics are what caused the boy's medical issue.

Since Emmons was the child's primary caretaker that day, police said she was charged accordingly. She turned herself in on Tuesday. Court documents show she is facing risk of injury to a child and assault charges.

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