Mother arrested for murder after toddler dies from fentanyl exposure

A 32-year-old mother in Norco, California was arrested for murder after her 17-month-old daughter died from fentanyl exposure, according to the Riverside County Sheriff's Office. The investigation is ongoing.

A 32-year-old mother has been arrested for murder after her 17-month-old child died from fentanyl exposure in Norco, California. Deputies found the toddler not breathing and tried life-saving measures to no avail.

Evidence showed that fentanyl played a role in the toddler’s death, leading to the mother’s arrest.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information is encouraged to contact the Central Homicide Unit. This incident highlights the continued danger of fentanyl, which has led to a public health crisis and an increase in overdose deaths in recent years.