The Cape Coral Police Department’s Major Crimes Unit arrested a mother for Neglect of a Child after the investigation revealed that her 7-month-old daughter ingested Fentanyl.
On June 30, 2021, the Cape Coral Police Department was called to the home of Patrina Gordon Miller (W/F, DOB: 9-4-90) after she found her daughter not breathing.
The Cape Coral Police Department Officers arrived to find the child laying on the living room floor unresponsive. Officers began life-saving efforts until LCEMS arrived on the scene to take over CPR efforts. LCEMS quickly transported the child to the hospital because she was not breathing on her own.
Upon arrival to the hospital, the child was observed by the doctor to be unresponsive with respiratory arrest and pinpoint pupils. Based on the assortment of symptoms, the doctor came to the conclusion that she had ingested an opioid and a dose of Narcan was given. Immediately after Narcan was given, the child cried and her pupils dilated. Further testing revealed that the child tested positive for Fentanyl.
Based on the CCPD’s Major Crimes Unit investigation, probable cause was established for the arrest of Patrina Gordon Miller; who, being the caregiver for her 7-month-old daughter, willfully or by culpable negligence failed or omitted to provide her with the care, supervision, and services necessary to maintain her daughter’s physical or mental health. In so doing, Patrina Miller caused great bodily harm to her daughter, which is in violation of F.S.S. 827.03(2)(b), Neglect of a Child.
On July 16, 2021, Miller was placed under arrest and charged with Neglect of a Child, a first degree felony. She was transported to the Lee County Jail.