Antonio Floyd , 28, and 27-year-old Shantanice Barksdale, both of Detroit have been charged in the Dec 25 death of their baby daughter Ava F
Prosecutors say the couple were producing fentanyl for sale in their Clinton Township home, which they shared with their three children
Authorities believe b18-month-old Ava Floyd drank something containing Fentanyl, a synthetic opioid that is 50 to 100 times stronger than morphine
Autopsy showed Ava Floyd had ingested up to 15 times the amount of Fentanyl authorities had seen in Macomb County’s last 30 overdose deaths
Ava Floyd reportedly had ‘an extraordinary level’ of Fentanyl in her body when she died of an overdose on December 25 inside her parents’ Detroit-area home
A Detroit-area couple have been charged in the Christmas Day overdose death of their 18-month-old daughter, who had ‘an extraordinary level’ of opioids in her system.
Macomb County Prosecutor Eric Smith told the Detroit Free Press that an autopsy showed Ava Floyd had ingested up to 15 times the dose of fentanyl involved in the last 30 overdose deaths in the county.
Smith’s office says Ava’s parents, 28-year-old Antonio Floyd and 27-year-old Shantanice Barksdale, were arraigned Monday and jailed on second-degree murder charges.
Antonio Floyd, [left], and Shantanice Barksdale [right], have been charged with second-degree murder in the December 25 death of their 18-month-old daughter from an opioid overdose
Ava was taken to a grandmother’s home in Warren where she stopped breathing.
Prosecutors say the couple were producing Fentanyl for sale in their Clinton Township home [photo] which they shared with their three childrenAuthorities believe baby Ava seen here with her older siblings, drank something containing the drug, inside the home
On January 10, police executed search warrants on the grandmother’s home and the parents’ home, and allegedly found evidence of manufacturing and distributing narcotics inside the home Floyd and Barksdale’s shared with their three children.
Investigators believe the young parents were involved in drug trafficking and were using their home to process and package Fentanyl for sale.