Prosecutor: Man, woman charged after 2-year-old boy ingested drugs

Authorities say a Mount Holly man, as well as his girlfriend, have been charged with aggravated assault after the man's 2-year-old son ingested fentanyl and methamphetamine last month, prompting the use of an anti-opioid medication to save his life.

News 12 Staff

Feb 6, 2020, 10:36 AM

Updated 1,573 days ago

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Authorities say a Mount Holly man, as well as his girlfriend, have been charged with aggravated assault after the man's 2-year-old son ingested fentanyl and methamphetamine last month, prompting the use of an anti-opioid medication to save his life.
According to Burlington County prosecutors, Ray Drayton and Melissa Wilkerson, both 36, were also charged with child endangerment and cruelty and neglect after the boy was found Jan. 13. with drug overdose symptoms.
Officials say he's in critical condition at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
It's unclear whether the defendants have attorneys; a woman answering the phone at a number associated with Drayton declined to comment.
AP wire services helped contribute to this report.


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