A young father has been charged with allegedly contaminating his baby daughter’s dummy with the potentially deadly drug ‘ice’.
The 24-year-old was arrested on Wednesday following a foot pursuit with police in Albury, NSW.
Police said the four-month-old girl was rushed to Albury Base Hospital in late October with an unknown illness.
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However pathology tests later revealed the baby had amphetamine and methylamphetamine (ice) in her system, with NSW health alerting Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad.
“Police will allege in court that the man recklessly administered ice to the child by contaminating her dummy,” officers said in a statement.
The man has been charged with use poison so as to endanger life or inflict grievous harm and is due to appear at Albury Local Court later today.
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