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CPS' Slow Response Leads to Child's Death

CPS' Slow Response Leads to Child's Death
Posted September 3rd, 2013 @ 7:17am

Records showed a delay by Sacramento County Child Protective Services in responding to the case of an infant who was considered at risk after tests found he was exposed to drugs through his mother's milk. Ryder Salmen died September 2012 after overdosing on a fatal cocktail of Xanax, methadone, and the painkiller Opana. The 8-month-old boy's mother had been warned five months earlier to stop breastfeeding due to high levels of methadone in her baby's bloodstream.

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