Parents arrested after 3-month-old baby dies from 'acute meth ingestion'; accused of using drugs while caring for little one
Indiana State Police conducted an investigation and found out that the couple had consumed meth and certain other drugs while they were caring for Eben and another child
A couple from Indiana was arrested after a police investigation revealed that their three-month-old son died from ingesting methamphetamine, according to reports.
The couple, identified as 28-year-old Tara Savage and 32-year-old Deven Frisque, were taken into police custody this week, nearly two months after their son, Eben Frisque, was found unresponsive in the couple's apartment in the 100 block of Taft Dr. in Madison, in July, the Daily Mail reported.
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Emergency services were called, however, the baby was pronounced dead at the apartment.
An autopsy was conducted on the baby, which revealed that the three-month-old tested positive for methamphetamine and amphetamine. The cause of death of the child was listed as "acute methamphetamine ingestion".
Reports stated that after the death of the three-month-old, Savage had posted multiple pictures of the baby on Facebook, with the caption: "RIP Eben mommy & daddy miss you so much baby boy. We love you. Fly high sweet angel till we meet again."
Shortly after the baby's death, the Indiana State Police conducted an investigation and found out that the couple had consumed meth and certain other drugs while they were caring for Eben and another child, according to reports.
After officials concluded their investigation, the case was sent to the Jefferson County Prosecutor's Office for review and subsequent arrest warrants were issued for both Savage and Frisque.
While Frisque was arrested in Jefferson County, Indiana on Wednesday, the 28-year-old mother was apprehended in Benford, Kentucky on Thursday and is now awaiting extradition back to Indiana. Both of them were charged with neglect of a dependent, according to WTVM-News.