Police: child released from hospital after opiates found in its body

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Patricia Lynn Wiles (Thomasville Police Department)

Patricia Lynn Wiles (Thomasville Police Department)

THOMASVILLE, N.C. – A Thomasville mother was arrested on Wednesday after her 9-month-old son was taken to the hospital and tested positive for opiates.

Patricia Lynn Wiles, 23, was charged with felony child abuse and possession of Oxycontin, after the mother called 9-1-1 when her child went into cardiac arrest, police said.

Police did not say how much of the opiate was found in the baby’s system. Officials said the drugs did not get in the baby’s system through breast-feeding said police.

Authorities said the child was released from the hospital and is now in the care of his father.

Police said Wiles was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond and has court planned for Sept. 18.

No other details about the investigation were released.

Anyone with information can call Thomasville Crime Stoppers at (336) 476-TIPS (8477) or Thomasville Police at (336) 475-4286. Callers may be eligible for a cash reward.

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