Baby Dies From Morphine In Mother’s Breast Milk

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) _ A judge has denied bond for a Spartanburg County mother charged with passing a lethal dose of the painkiller morphine to her daughter through breast milk. The Herald-Journal of Spartanburg reports Sunday that 37-year-old Stephanie Greene was at the Spartanburg County jail without bond. Greene was charged with homicide by child abuse last week after a seven-month investigation that began when her daughter, Alexis, was found dead in her bed in her Campobello home. Authorities say the painkiller got into Greene’s breast milk after she took pills and used patches containing morphine constantly since the child’s birth. Green has also been charged with violating drug distribution laws. State health officials say Greene illegally obtained the drugs at least 38 times in less than two years at a Spartanburg pharmacy.

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