MURDER USA Calvert Sheriff Charged Grandmother in Drug Overdose of Infant
LUSBY, MD. Calvert County Sheriff Mike Evans reports that a grandmother has been charged in the near-death of a baby due to a deadly dose of methadone. Judith Anne Badrian Tetreault, 55, was charged with first- and second-degree child abuse, attempted poisoning, first-degree assault, neglect of a minor and distribution of a controlled dangerous substance.
Calvert County Assistant Sheriff Dave McDowell told NBC 4 News that authorities were told by child protective services that a 1-year-old boy had been poisoned by methadone. Deputies responded and searched Tetreault’s Lusby, Maryland, home.
“Preliminary investigation leads us to believe that the child ingested methadone while in [Tetreault’s] care,” McDowell said.
GRANDMA’S HOUSE OF HORROR
On Friday, February 10, 2017, the Maryland Department of Child Protective Services called the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office to report a child that appeared to have been poisoned. Detectives learned that on February 9, 2017, a mother rushed a 1-year-old boy to Calvert Memorial Hospital. An investigation determined the child had earlier been in the care of his grandmother in her Lusby residence.
According to Sheriff Evans, a short time after the mother picked the infant up he appeared to be very lethargic and was exhibiting symptoms of being poisoned.
According to Sheriff Evans, a short time after the mother picked the infant up he appeared to be very lethargic and was exhibiting symptoms of being poisoned. She immediately rushed the child to the emergency room. The medical staff began treating the infant by administering several doses of Naloxone.
It was determined the child was suffering from a methadone overdose. He was treated extensively for the overdose and was monitored for cardiac and respiratory issues
The infant was eventually transferred to the Georgetown University Medical Center for further evaluation. It was determined the child was suffering from a methadone overdose. He was treated extensively for the overdose and was monitored for cardiac and respiratory issues. The medical staff listed the child in critical/acute status.
Based on the investigation, the grandmother, in this case, has been charged on a warrant with Child Abuse 1st Degree, Assault 1st Degree, and Distribution of a Controlled Dangerous Substance.