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  • Court documents show deaceased child lived in drug house

  • The apartment where a two-month-old baby boy was found unresponsive was littered with used syringes, pot, narcotics, an undisclosed amount of cash and packaging materials generally associated with drug distribution, according to court documents filed by Missouri Highway Patrol investigators.
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  • The apartment where a two-month-old baby boy was found unresponsive was littered with used syringes, pot, narcotics, an undisclosed amount of cash and packaging materials generally associated with drug distribution, according to court documents filed by Missouri Highway Patrol investigators.
    Police and fire personnel were called to the apartment on Maple Street in Eldon on April 4 after receiving a 911 call from the parents of the infant reporting the baby was unresponsive.
    The cause of the infant's death has not been released. Authorities are waiting for the results of toxicology tests to determine if additional charges will be filed in the case.
    The infant's parents, Graham Bond and Elizabeth Burnett are in jail on $100,000 bond each facing drug, distribution and child endangerment charges.
    The baby was transported by ambulance to a lake area hospital where he was pronounced dead.
    A three-year-old child was removed from the apartment and turned over to family members.
    According to the court documents, officers entering the apartment were able to smell pot as they opened the door.
    Once inside, they found "heavy evidence" to indicate the occupants of the residence were involved in distributing illegal drugs.
    After obtaining a search warrant, officers removed narcotics, scales, packaging materials, spoons and other related items from the apartment.
    Syringes and other drug related items were allegedly left out in the open in easy reach of the three-year-bond.
    Bond has a prior drug charge out of Cole County.
     
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