(1-17-22) Two Circleville parents, Nicholas Lee and Brianna Roush, are facing multiple charges after their 1-year-old died after ingesting fentanyl on Sunday.
The Circleville Police Department received a call from the Ohio Health Berger Emergency Department about a child who was not breathing. The child’s 3-year-old sibling was also brought in who was sick and vomiting.
The younger child was pronounced dead at the hospital. The 3-year-old was monitored throughout the evening and later released to family members.
A search warrant was conducted by the Circleville Police Department where they found multiple items. Police said those items tested positive for fentanyl and acetyl fentanyl.
The parents both admitted using and selling narcotics, including fentanyl and crack cocaine. The parents claimed they did not know how the children got the drugs.
Lee and Roush were arrested and charged with involuntary manslaughter, attempted involuntary manslaughter, child endangering, trafficking fentanyl and possession of fentanyl, all of which are felonies.