WEST ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) _ The mother of a 3-year-old boy who died of a fentanyl overdose at a West St. Paul apartment has been charged with manslaughter.

The 34-year-old woman was arrested Thursday and booked into the Dakota County Jail where she is being held on $250,000 bond.

First responders were called to the apartment on Dec. 7, 2020 on a report of a child not breathing.

The child was rushed to Children's Hospital where he was pronounced dead. The Ramsey County Medical Examiner's Office ruled the boy died of a fentanyl overdose.

A criminal complaint does not say how the toddler ingested the drug.

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