Baby girl revived twice after fentanyl exposure

(New Hampshire State Police Crime Lab via STAT)
This photo from the New Hampshire State Police Crime Lab shows lethal doses of Heroin and fentanyl.(New Hampshire State Police Crime Lab via STAT)

METHUEN, MA (WCMH) – A 10-month-old girl was revived twice after being exposed to the extremely potent drug fentanyl, according to police in Massachusetts.

Police in Methuen were sent to a home Saturday afternoon after to respond to a report of a child not breathing. WCVB reported the child had to be revived twice at Lawrence General hospital.

She has since been taken to another hospital where she is in stable condition.

Tests performed on the girl revealed her system contained fentanyl, the Boston Globe reported.

The state’s Department of Children and Families took custody of the child.

“It’s disconcerting and it’s heartbreaking to say the least,” said Methuen Police Lieutenant Michael Pappalardo. “It’s very difficult to deal with a young child who has become a victim.”

The case remains under  investigation. 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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