Woman charged over death of newborn with drugs in system

A woman has been charged following a lengthy investigation into the death of a baby two years ago.

The 7-week-old infant was found unresponsive at a home on Ferris Street in Annandale on 18 February, 2018.

Emergency crews rushed to the scene and desperately tried to save the baby boy, however sadly he could not be revived.


Following the youngster’s death, detectives launched a dedicated strike force after a post-mortem examination of the infant identified the presence of methylamphetamine and amphetamine in his system.

As result, strike force detectives yesterday arrested a 40-year-old woman at a correctional facility in Silverwater.

She was charged with use poison so as to endanger life (DV).

The woman was refused bail to appear at Newtown Local Court today.