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Three people jailed in San Angelo after infant found unconscious tests positive for heroin

Rosanna Fraire
San Angelo Standard-Times
Cristin Bradley, Dustin Smock, Destiny Harbour

SAN ANGELO — Three people were arrested recently after an infant was found unresponsive and rushed to the hospital by responding police officers. 

The 2-month-old girl was found at a residence in the 2200 block of Webster Avenue about 1:20 a.m. Saturday, after a man at the home called 911. 

"Officer Luke Martinez immediately transported the victim to Shannon Medical Center ... officer Louis Cortinas accompanied … and administered CPR to the victim," who was blue when they arrived at the hospital, arrest affidavits stated. 

The doctor who treated the baby told detectives they observed injection sites on the infant's hand, arm and head, and testing discovered opiates (heroin) in the infant's urine, according to court documents and police. The infant was later transferred to Cook Children's Health System in Fort Worth due to the severity of her medical condition. She was on life support Tuesday, according to a police news release. 

During the investigation into the infant's injuries, San Angelo Police Department detectives learned the infant was born in late August at the home to a 21-year-old woman and had not received medical care since birth, according to court documents.   

The infant's grandmother and the grandmother's boyfriend assisted with the birth, including tying off the umbilical cord with a shoelace.

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A detective at the home that night noted he saw, among the clutter of clothing a personal items, children's Tylenol, a stethoscope, blood pressure cup, tweezers and what he believed to be a blood glucose monitoring device.

The infant's grandmother and the man at the home told detectives they had propped the baby girl up on the bed before going to the bathroom to brush their teeth. When they returned, they found the infant unconscious and called 911.

The man told detectives he had been giving the child a baby formula and the infant had an allergic reaction, others involved told detectives the infant had colic and they'd been adding corn syrup to the baby's formula in attempts to soothe them. They also were administering Tylenol, Motrin and a gas medication to the infant. 

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During the investigation detectives learned the infant's mother is known to have previous substance abuse issues with heroin, the records stated. 

While executing a search warrant at the home investigators found drug paraphernalia and suspected heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana and pills, the police news release stated. 

Destiny Harbour, 21, was arrested on suspicion of intentionally and knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a child. She remained in the Tom Green County Jail as of noon Nov. 10 in lieu of $100,000 bond. 

Dustin Smock, 34, was arrested on suspicion of intentionally and knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a child. He remained jailed as of noon Nov. 10 in lieu of $50,000 bond. 

Cristin Bradley, 37, was arrested on suspicion of intentionally and knowingly causing serious bodily injury to a child. She was released from jail Nov. 8 after posting $50,000 bond.

Police said this is an ongoing investigation and additional charges may be added.