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Antonio Espinosa-Tovar found guilty of child abuse after toddler ingests fentanyl – Aurora, Colorado

Aurora, Colorado 2022-07-27 22:42:20 –

A 29-year-old Aurora man was convicted of child abuse after being hospitalized when a toddler, a child of the defendant’s girlfriend, took fentanyl.

The jury also found Wednesday to be guilty of possession of a controlled substance intended for distribution by Antonio Espinosa-Tovar, according to a news release from the 18th Judicial District Law Firm.

In May 2021, Aurora police officers were announced to have responded to a Colorado children’s hospital where a child was being treated for ingesting an unknown opioid. A toxicology test confirmed that the child had fentanyl in his system. Medical staff saved the child’s life after three doses of naloxone.

Investigators searched the homes of Espinosa Tovar, his girlfriend, and her two children and found three separate bags on a shelf containing 71 oxycodone tablets contaminated with fentanyl. The official said.

“Espinosa-Tovar admitted to investigators that he wasn’t currently working and was selling.
“Tablets to make extra money,” the release said. “He also admitted that after finding half of the pills on the floor, he knew that the child had taken the pills.”

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