Newark woman charged in death of 2-month-old son

NEWARK (WCMH)–The Delaware County Prosecutor says a Newark woman is being charged in the death of her 2-month-old son.

Prosecutor Carol O’Brien said Danielle Dush’s drug use and the practice of co-sleeping led to the death of the boy. O’Brien’s office did not say exactly how the boy died. Investigators found methamphetamine and alprazolam (Xanax) in Dush’s system.

The Licking County prosecutor did not take this case because of a conflict of interest.

Dush was charged with involuntary manslaughter (F1), endangering children (F3), drug abuse, (F5), and drug abuse (M1).

Dush pleaded not guilty to all charges. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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