MERCED, Calif. (AP) — A Central California man was arrested on suspicion of child endangerment after his 2-year-old daughter overdosed on fentanyl, police said.
The child was treated at a hospital and she's expected to make a full recovery, the Merced Police Department said in a statement.
Her parents brought the girl to the emergency room on Sunday after she "experienced life-threatening symptoms consistent with a fentanyl exposure," the statement said.
Investigators determined the girl's father had brought fentanyl-laced marijuana products into their home, where the child was exposed to the powerful synthetic opioid.
Marvin Thomas could face a felony count of child endangerment. It wasn't known Monday if the 34-year-old has an attorney.
Police said both parents were cooperating with the investigation, which involves Child Protective Services.