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2 charged in death of Missouri child who ingested fentanyl

FLORISSANT, Mo. (AP) – St. Louis County prosecutors say two adults are charged in the death of a toddler who ingested fentanyl. Police announced Thursday that the child died at a hospital after officers went to a home in Florissant in November.

She has been identified as 21-month-old Lilinna Leak. Prosecutors have charged 35-year-old Amanda Tufts and 25-year-old James Collins each with two counts of endangering the welfare of a child.

A probable cause statement says officers found the child unconscious at the home. A hospital screening found fentanyl in her system.

The statement says detectives found a large amount of drug paraphernalia, powder residue and handguns in the home.

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