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Stafford Mom Arraigned In Toddler's Methadone Overdose Death

Stafford Mom Arraigned In Toddler's Methadone Overdose Death

On the day a Stafford mother was arraigned and ordered held on high bail in the death of her 3-year-old son, the state’s child advocate said she plans to open an investigation into the boy’s methadone overdose death.

Sarah Eagan, the state’s child advocate, said her office will review the circumstances leading up to the child's death, and examine the role of the state Department of Children and Families, law enforcement, the school system and community providers.

A Rockville Superior Court judge set Jessica York’s bail at $500,000 Wednesday after her arraignment on charges of second-degree manslaughter, three counts of risk of injury to a minor and three counts of reckless...