Documents: Mom Allegedly Rubbed Heroin Residue On Kid’s Gums To Help Her Sleep

Thursday, September 19th 2019, 5:41 pm
By: News 9

Court documents say a Maine woman accused of endangering the welfare of her baby daughter allegedly rubbed heroin residue on the infant’s gums to help her sleep. 

Police said 33-year-old Kimberly Nelligan, of Bangor, pleaded not guilty Wednesday to the charge and misdemeanor drug possession following the death of her 1-year-old child in 2018.

The state medical examiner’s office determined that the cause of death was probable toxic effects of fentanyl, a powerful painkiller.

The Bangor Daily News reports the baby’s father told police a couple of months before their child died, he saw Nelligan rub heroin residue on her gums about 15 times. He said the baby was having trouble sleeping.