Man, woman arrested after infant overdoses on fentanyl in North Carolina

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Tyler Shelton Perry and Amber Gale (courtesy of the Monroe Police Department)

MONROE, N.C. (FOX 46 CHARLOTTE) – A man and woman are facing charges in Union County after a 14-month-old child overdosed on suspected fentanyl Tuesday in Monroe, according to the Monroe Police Department.

Officials said the infant was taken to the hospital Tuesday, prompting investigators to execute a search warrant at a home on South Church Street.

Police said Tyler Shelton Perry was arrested after the search and charged with felony child abuse, trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture sell deliver a controlled substance, possession of schedule I, manufacture marijuana, possession of cocaine, and maintain a dwelling for use, storage or sale of controlled substances.

Perry was being held under a $550,000 secured bond.

Investigators also obtained an arrest warrant for felony child abuse for Amber Gale.

Police learned that Gale was staying at a home in Stallings and she was arrested by local police.

Authorities said the 14-month-old is recovering at a local medical facility.

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