New mother whose baby died at three months old took methadone, heroin and marijuana while pregnant 


A young mother whose baby was found dead in his cot at just three months old has admitted she regularly took methadone, heroin and marijuana while pregnant with him.

The woman had fed her son a bottle early in the morning, but woke to find him lying unresponsive on his back in bed at the supported accommodation they were living at in Canberra, in June 2017, an inquest into the child’s death heard two weeks ago.

While a cause of death wasn’t identified by a post-mortem examination and it was confirmed there were no drugs in the boy’s system, a test of his hair was returned positive for heroin use.

There has since been an inquest into the infant’s death where it was revealed the young mother exposed her son to

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