DEERFIELD BEACH, FLA. (WSVN) - The Broward Sheriff’s Office has arrested two parents accused of being responsible for the death of their 1-year-old child.

On Monday, 30-year-old Wendy Previl and 33-year-old Shaneka Dean were arrested and charged with aggravated manslaughter after their child died after being exposed fentanyl that the father was allegedly dealing.

“The Broward Medical Examiner’s office did determine that a significant amount of fentanyl was in the child’s system, and was responsible for the child’s death,” said BSO Spokesperson Carey Codd.

Zaire Cenatus

According to detectives, the incident occurred on Sept. 24 after deputies arrived at a home on 218 SW Third St. due to a medical emergency.

“At this point in investigation it’s determined parents failed to provide proper supervision,” said Codd.

Once at the scene, deputies found a child in medical distress.

The child was transported to a nearby hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“That’s sad, man,” said a neighbor who says he feels the pain of the family, but if what investigators say is true, the parents should have known better.

“They’re responsible for that, come on, man. How is the baby gonna get a hold of that?” he added.

Due to their negligence, Cenatus died from a lethal intoxication of drugs, which included fentanyl.

The parents were also charged with possession of fentanyl.

“The BSO has determined Wendy Previl was selling narcotics, and that the child’s mother, Shaneka Dean, was aware of this activity,” said Codd.

Dean has since bonded out. Meanwhile Previl appeared in court Tuesday where his bond was increased to $175,000.

Both have been charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child and possession of fentanyl.

7News also confirmed Dean was a teacher with the Broward School district at Boyd Anderson High School, and according to the district, she will no longer be working with students, and the district will be taking what they call the appropriate action.

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