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Cops: Woman laced baby’s formula with drug so he would sleep

The Associated Press

QUAKERTOWN, Pa. — Police say a Pennsylvania woman laced her baby’s formula with a drug that helps heroin addicts kick the habit so he would sleep.

LOGO arrest

The (Allentown) Morning Call reports 28-year-old Corinne Barndt told police she drugged her son’s formula six or seven times from November to April.

The drug she is accused of using is buprenorphine. It’s a painkiller also used to wean addicts off heroin.

The Haycock Township woman is charged with child endangerment and reckless endangerment. She remains jailed Friday, unable to post $1 million bond.

Online court records don’t list an attorney for her. Barndt faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 8.

The 8-month-old’s custody and health status isn’t clear.