Oakland Mother Arrested on Drug Charges after Death of her Child
An Oakland woman is facing drug trafficking charges after her 14-month-old child died.
Maine Department of Public Safety spokesperson Shannon Moss says State Police Major Crimes Unit Detectives responded to 26 Oak Street, Apartment 2 in Oakland just after noon on Tuesday, November 2nd, 21-year-old Ashley Malloy had called 911 to report that her child, Karson Malloy, was suffering a medical emergency. The child was transported to Inland Hospital in Waterville, where they were pronounced dead.
After a preliminary investigation, State Police Detectives were granted a search warrant for the apartment the woman shared with her child. Inside the residence, detectives found 5.85 pounds of fentanyl, 3.4 pounds of methamphetamine, 1.35 pounds of crack cocaine, and $2,262 in cash, as well as other items indicative of drug trafficking. Officials say the street value of the drugs seized was approximately $700,000.
Malloy was arrested on November 4th by Maine Drug Enforcement Agents and charged with class A aggravated trafficking in schedule W drugs. The charge was elevated to aggravated because of the amount of drugs seized in the home. Malloy was booked and then released on an unsecured bond.
The drugs were turned over to the Maine Drug Enforcement agency while State Police Detectives continue to work with the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner to determine the cause of the child's death.
We'll update this story as more details become available.