Weird News

Laboring Woman Asks Friend for Heroin
Download PDF
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (No Ratings Yet)
Loading...

pregnant woman drugs

Summary: A woman heavy into labor got a friend to inject her with heroin before delivering the baby and going to the hospital.

Women commonly seek an epidural during labor but one New Hampshire woman opted for what she had immediate access to – heroin. Felicia Farruggia of Concord went into labor while at home and demanded her friend inject her with drugs before calling for an ambulance.

  
What
Where


The 29-year-old mother went to the bathroom when she started having contractions to lay on the floor. She asked her friend Rhianna Frenette to inject her with heroin and methamphetamine to “take the edge off.”

Frenette claims she walked into to see Farruggia attempting to inject herself, “mutilating herself with the needle,” which broke. She says she took the used needle, squirted out over half of the contents inside and then injected the rest into Farruggia. Then they called for help. She told police that she knew what she did was wrong but was protecting the mother from injecting too much. She admitted that she may have been high on methamphetamine as well.

Farruggia gave birth while being loaded into the ambulance. The baby was born in stable condition but experienced rapid breathing when at the hospital. Blood tests showed a positive result for methamphetamine and amphetamines. Farrugia tested positive for the drugs and benzodiazepine. Her bail was set at $15,000. Bail for Frenette was set at $25,000 for injecting her laboring friend with an unsanitary needle.

Get JD Journal in Your Mail

Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!




The baby is now six months old and in protective custody.

Both women are no strangers to the law. Farrugia has been involved in “guardianship of a minor” cases, a custody petition, and an individual parenting petition since 2005.



Do you think the baby will ever go back to his mother? Tell us in the comments below.

To learn more about babies born into less than ideal circumstances, read these articles:

Photo: freestockphotos.biz



 

Interesting Legal Sites You May Like


BCG FEATURED JOB

Locations:

Keyword:



Search Now

Patent Agent with 1 year of chemistry experience

USA-CA-Palo Alto

Palo Alto office of our client seeks entry-level patent agent with 1 year of experience. The candida...

Apply Now

Senior Leasing Real Estate Associate Attorney

USA-AZ-Phoenix

Phoenix office of an AmLaw firm seeks Senior Leasing Real Estate Associate Attorney with 23 years of...

Apply Now

Senior Tax Controversy Associate Attorney

USA-CA-San Jose

San Jose office of an AmLaw firm seeks Senior Tax Controversy Associate Attorney with 10+ years of e...

Apply Now

RELEVANT JOBS

Legal Secretary / Assistant

USA-CA-Bakersfield

Small boutique litigation firm seeks a legal assistant with a minimum of two (2) years legal secreta...

Apply now

Associate Attorney

USA-CA-Los Angeles

Boutique law firm in Downtown Los Angeles looking to hire a family law attorney with substantial fam...

Apply now

Associate Director, Legal & Compliance

USA-CA-Manhattan Beach

POSITION SUMMARY The Legal and Compliance role is responsible for contract processing and managemen...

Apply now

Managing Attorney - New York City

USA-NY-New York City

The Managing Attorney will be joining a group of exceptional public interest attorneys to directly i...

Apply now

SEARCH IN ARCHIVE

To Top