QUAKERTOWN, Pa. (AP) — An eastern Pennsylvania woman who allegedly laced her baby’s formula with a drug that helps heroin addicts kick the habit has been jailed on endangerment charges.
The (Allentown) Morning Call reports 28-year-old Corinne Barndt told police she did that so the 8-month-old boy would sleep.
Troopers say the Haycock Township woman told them she drugged her son’s formula six or seven times between November and April.
The drug she allegedly used is buprenorphine (boo-pren-OR’-feen). It’s a painkiller also used to wean addicts off heroin.
Brandt remained jailed Friday unable to post $1 million bond.
Online court records don’t list an attorney for her and show she faces a preliminary hearing Aug. 8 on charges of child endangerment and reckless endangerment.
The child’s custody and health status isn’t clear.
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