A woman identified as Glendalis Godreau Torres was charged with involuntary manslaughter in the death of her 5-year-old son, Hector Pantojas, who had fentanyl and cocaine in his body, toxicology reports revealed.

Glendalis Godreau Torres, a Florida woman, was charged with involuntary manslaughter for the death of her son, who died from cocaine and fentanyl intoxication. This was reported by the news portal Univision.

The victim was identified as Héctor Pantojas, 5 years old, who died in August 2022.

Torres was charged with aggravated involuntary manslaughter this Wednesday, August 23, 2023 and was arrested by authorities, WFTV-9 reported.

Orange County Sheriff’s Office officials say Glendalis Godreau Torres was allegedly dealing drugs from her home in Orlando, Florida, in August 2022, when her son ingested some narcotic substances.

Court records indicate that the minor was found unconscious and was later pronounced dead at the hospital.

According to the arrest warrant, a toxicology report revealed that the child had cocaine and fentanyl in his system.

Homicide detectives, who investigated the circumstances of the child’s death, determined that the child’s mother was allegedly involved in drug trafficking from her home. Police reported that the investigation revealed that the presence of cocaine and fentanyl in the child’s system was related to his mother’s drug trafficking activities.

In late June, the United Nations reported that fentanyl had fueled an unprecedented overdose crisis in the United States.

A report released by the multilateral body, which analyzes the state of narcotics production, trafficking and consumption worldwide, indicated that some 80,000 people died from opioid overdoses in the United States in 2021, up 60% from 2019.

Most of those deaths, about 70,000, were attributed to synthetic pharmaceutical opioids, primarily fentanyl.

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