Ohio man charged in young son’s fatal overdose

HAMILTON, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio man has been charged criminally for what authorities say was the fatal overdose of his 1-year-old son.

Thirty-three-year-old Dorrico Brown, of Trenton in southwest Ohio, was arrested and jailed Wednesday after being indicted on involuntary manslaughter and child-endangering charges in the death of Dorrico Brown Jr.

Authorities say Brown called 911 in May after finding his son on a bed not breathing. The toddler was pronounced dead at a hospital.

The Butler County Coroner’s Office says tests showed the toddler died from a combination of drugs, including the opioid oxycodone and benzodiazepines, a class of drugs normally used to treat anxiety. It’s unclear how the boy ingested the drugs.

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