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Mother in Florida After 2-Year-Old Son Dies of Morphine OD

Mother in Florida After 2-Year-Old Son Dies of Morphine OD
Posted at 4:12 AM, Mar 05, 2015
and last updated 2015-03-05 04:12:00-05

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) — Police in north Florida have arrested a mother in connection with the morphine overdose of her 2-year-old son.

Gainesville police say 26-year-old Tracey Wells was arrested Tuesday after toxicology tests confirmed the toddler died of morphine toxicity on July 27, 2014.

Authorities say Wells waited 9 hours before calling 911.

Investigators believe the boy, Erin Wells, was fed morphine to calm him down. Wells had recorded video of Erin falling and unable to keep his eyes open.

On his last day, Erin had been watched by two of Wells' friends, one of whom had prescription morphine.

Wells returned home late in the evening and found Erin asleep, tried to revive him and eventually called 911.

The Gainesville Sun reports (http://bit.ly/1M7YTpd) that police still don't know who gave the boy the drugs.

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Information from: The Gainesville (Fla.) Sun, http://www.gainesvillesun.com