Father accused of abuse after 1-year-old overdoses on heroin

Father accused of abuse after 1-year-old overdoses on heroin
The father of a 1-year-old boy has been accused of negligent child abuse after authorities say the boy overdosed on heroin. (Source: Gray News)

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) - The father of a 1-year-old boy has been accused of negligent child abuse after authorities say the boy overdosed on heroin.

News outlets report 26-year-old Luis Castellon made his first court appearance Monday in Fayetteville.

Cumberland County deputies say the child was administered naloxone Jan. 1 after he was found not breathing in a home in Roseboro.

A search of the home turned up at least three clear plastic baggies containing white residue.

A district judge rejected a request for a higher bond for Castellon. He’s been ordered not to have contact with minors. He has bonded out of jail. He had no comment when leaving court Monday.

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