Granite Slate authorities that 29-year-old woman and her friend were recently taken into custody after she asked to be injected with methamphetamine before giving birth. The incident took place six months ago, and the baby was delivered at term, but with traces of narcotics in his system.
Felicia Farruggia, a 29-year-old woman from Concord, was recently arrested and charged with reckless conduct after asking 37-year-old Rhianna Frenette, her friend, to help her inject a cocktail of benzodiazepine, amphetamine, and methamphetamine prior to going into labor. Farruggia, who declared in front of the judges that she’s been shooting heroin for the better part of her pregnancy, delivered the child on the term in a home located on Elmwood Avenue on the 16th of September 2016.
Frenette, Farruggia’s friend, was also arrested and charged with a misdemeanor, for helping the woman getting her fix. During her interview, Farruggia declared that the perspective of giving birth was frightening, as the pains might be too much for her to endure. To dull out the pain, the woman asked Frenette to inject her with a cocktail of narcotics.
Meanwhile, during her interview, Frenette told the investigators that she was, at first, baffled by her friend’s request. The woman also pointed out that she first declined, but quickly reconsidered after Farruggia became violent and locked herself in the bathroom. Frenette said that a quick fix was the only way to calm down Farruggia long enough for her to call for help.
The woman’s friend told the investigators that she became so agitated that she refused to open the door until she agreed to give her the fix she desperately needed. After agreeing to her terms, Farruggia opened the door to let her friend in.
Frenette told the police that, upon entering the bathroom, she felt like she has stepped into a nightmare. The woman was lying on the floor, with blood pouring out of her arm, trying desperately to get doped. At Farruggia’s request, Frenette picked up a dirty needle from the bathroom’s floor and injected her with the drug cocktail.
Minutes after, the woman went into labor. Frenette and Farruggia’s boyfriend managed to call the authorities. A team of firefighters arrived and helped the woman to deliver the baby. An ambulance took the mom and baby to a local hospital. Urine tests revealed that the child’s system was littered with methamphetamine, benzodiazepine, and amphetamine.
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