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Bemidji mother charged after toddler son ingests discarded fentanyl, dies

Lab tests confirmed that the child had methamphetamine as well as fentanyl in his system.


January 11, 2023

BEMIDJI, Minn. — A Bemidji woman has been charged after the recent death of her 18-month-old son from drugs she believes he found in the trash.

Lakeisha Dawn Chaboyea, of Bemidji, is charged with a felony due to neglect of a child resulting in substantial harm, and physical/emotional health as a parent and legal guardian of her 18-month-old son, Joshua Needham Jr., according to court documents.

Lab tests confirmed that the child had fentanyl and methamphetamine in his system.


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