Babysitter in Racine Charged with Giving Infant Near Lethal Dose of Methadone

A babysitter in Racine has been accused of giving an infant methadone.

Jamie White has been charged with first degree recklessly endangering safety, delivery of narcotics, possession of illegally obtained prescription, possession of tetrahydrocannabinols and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The incident occurred in January but White’s initial appearance in court is scheduled for this Wednesday.

According to the criminal complaint, a 2-month old was taken to Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin via Flight for Life after going into cardiac arrest.

White was the infant’s babysitter from 2:47 PM to 7:00 PM until the infant’s mother got off of work.

After the mother got off work, White and her took the infant to Wheaton Franciscan to visit the mother’s grandfather. The mother noticed the infant was not breathing normal.

A toxicology screen taken at Children’s Hospital tested positive for methadone.

The amount of methadone is in the fatal zone for infants.

White told authorities she had given the infant a bottle. She said the bottle that was sent by his parents looked dirty so she mixed a new bottle.

A search warrant was carried out in February at White’s residence.

Inside the residence, officers found a  Ziploc baggie of marijuana in the master bedroom. In addition, a glass smoking pipe was found in the room.

A clear prescription bottle containing a red liquid residue was, also, in the room.

The prescription bottle did not have a patient name.

The Wisconsin Crime Laboratory indicated it contained methadone.

Also, located on top of the dresser was a bottle of multi-symptom children’s cold medicine.  In addition there were Adderall pills in a prescription bottle. The name on the bottle was not White’s name.

Several silver cooking containers and a tourniquet was also found in the residence.

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