The mother of a young child allegedly given methadone when the child became cranky or wouldn’t sleep has been charged with child endangerment.
Ashlee Brosseit, 30, was charged with endangering the welfare of a child, Jackson County Prosecutor Jean Peters Baker announced Saturday.
Court records cite the Jackson County Children’s Division alleging Brosseit gave the 1-year-old boy methadone that she received from a clinic.
After a foster parent assumed care of the child last summer, the boy was taken to a pediatrician and then hospitalized for six days after testing positive for methadone, according to court records. A witness told police, the prosecutor claims, that Brosseit used a syringe to give the child the drug orally when the child cried or before bed.
Earlier, Aundray Moss, 21, of Napoleon, Mo., was charged with child endangerment in the same case.
Methadone is an opiate pain reliever often used to help people deal with the withdrawal from drug addiction.