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Laplace man arrested in suspected drug overdose of a 1-year-old baby, sheriff says

The child is in stable but critical condition.

ST. JOHN THE BAPTIST PARISH, La. — A LaPlace man was arrested last week for the suspected drug overdose of a 1-year-old baby in his care.

According to the St. John the Baptist Parish Sheriff’s Office, last Thursday deputies were called to a LaPlace hospital in reference to a possible overdose of a child.

At the hospital, deputies learned the baby's mother was returning from work to her home in Hammond where she found the baby unresponsive in the family car with her boyfriend, 31-year-old Terrance Robinson.

Robinson drove the infant and the mother to the hospital. The infant is in stable but critical condition.

Shortly after, officers detained Robinson at the hospital. Through investigation, detectives found drugs and a firearm in plain sight inside the vehicle a sheriff’s office report says.

Deputies then arrested Robinson on several drug and firearm charges including two counts of cruelty to juveniles.

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