TRAPPE — A Trappe man is facing child neglect and drug charges after police say his infant niece ingested opioids and nearly died of an overdose while allegedly left unattended in his care.
CaDarrin Peterson, 28, is accused of having left his 1-year-old niece and four other children alone Jan. 3 inside an apartment in Trappe, where the infant ingested some contents of what police suspect was a capsule of heroin and fentanyl.
Emergency services personnel responded to the apartment and found the baby unresponsive, not breathing and turning blue. Responders administered CPR to the child and were able to get a steady heartbeat, according to a police report.
The baby was taken to the University of Maryland Shore Medical Center at Easton, where providers administered several doses of naloxone, a medication used to reverse the effects of opioids during an overdose.
Detectives said Peterson told them he found his