Babysitter to be charged after infant goes into cardiac arrest and tests positive for methadone

jamie white Jamie L White, 34 of Kenosha is in custody on $100,035 bond. She is expected to appear on charges of 1st-Degree Recklessly Endangering Safety, Manufacture/Deliver Non-Narcotics, Possess/Illegally Obtained Prescription, Possess Drug Paraphernalia, and Possession of THC. She was taken into custody and is scheduled to appear Return on warrant/Initial appearance on July 13th.

According to the criminal complaint on January 22, 2015 a two month old infant was taken to Wheaten Franciscan Emergency Room after he was “not behaving like himself” Ultimately the infant went into cardiac arrest and was taken by Flight For Life to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin.

The defendant had been babysitting the infant that day at her residence in Racine from 2:47 p.m until 7:00 p.m. when the infant’s mother got off work. The defendant had given the infant a bottle at 4 p.m. but did not give the infant a bottle that was sent by parents because it “appeared dirty”, so the defendant made the infant a new bottle. The infant allegedly drank 2 ounces, the complaint reads.

The criminal complaint the defendant picked up the infants mother and they went to visit a relative who was hospitalized. Upon arrival at the hospital the mother noticed the infant wasn’t breathing right and got emergency care right away. Records indicate that toxicology reports on the infant from Children’s Hospital show the infant tested positive for methadone with a level of 97ng/ml which according to Doctor’s is fatal. The Doctor’s state that initial onset of symptoms would occur within 40 minutes and depression of breathing within two hours. During the time of exposure, the infant was in the care of the defendant.

A search warrant was executed on the defendants residence where police found marijuana, glass smoking pipe and a prescription bottle containing a red substance which tested positive for methadone, cotton balls, numerous hypodermic needles, several cooking containers and other drug paraphernalia. The defendant was interviewed by Investigators and allegedly told them the methadone and other items were hers.