Man, woman arrested after infant overdoses on fentanyl in Monroe, police say

North Carolina news

Tyler Shelton Perry and Amber Gale (courtesy of the Monroe Police Department)

MONROE, N.C. (WJZY) – A man and woman are facing charges in Union County after a 14-month-old child overdosed on suspected fentanyl in Monroe on Tuesday, according to the Monroe Police Department.

Officials said the infant was taken to the hospital Tuesday, prompting investigators to execute a search warrant at a home on S. Church Street in Monroe.

Police said Tyler Shelton Perry was arrested after the search and charged with felony child abuse, trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver a controlled substance, possession of schedule I, manufacture marijuana, possession of cocaine, and maintain a dwelling for use, storage, or sale of controlled substances.

Perry is being held under a $550,000 secured bond.

Investigators also obtained an arrest warrant for felony child abuse on Amber Gale.

Police learned that Gale was staying at a home in Stallings and she was arrested by local police.

However, officers do not know what the connection between Perry and Gale is, or what the two’s relationship to the infant is at this time.

Authorities said the 14-month-old is recovering at a medical facility. Her status is currently unknown.

Copyright 2022 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories

Click here for full list of trending stories